Do you have pain in your lower back that does not go away? Is it progressing down your legs, gastrocnemius and your plantar fascia? Gastrocnemius is the muscle at the back of the legs and the plantar fascia is your inner sole. If this is the case, then you may want to consider undergoing spinal decompression. This is because it would help determine the cause of the pain and where its etiology. Should you decide to undergo spinal decompression, here are essential tips to remember.
Complete the therapeutic sessions
You have to attend all sessions so that therapy will succeed. It will not be effective if you attend some and skip some sessions. You should think about it as a package deal, which you should complete. Each session is important because the therapist will monitor your progress and will observe any improvement. When relief of the pressure to the herniated discs occurs, then this will reduce pain.
Alternative treatments should have the approval of your doctor
You may opt for alternative treatment only if it is not contraindicated in spinal decompression. Alternative treatment may include homeopathy, acupuncture, ayurvedic medications, hypnosis, and the like. Do not combine these methods with spinal decompression unless authorized by your doctor or physical therapist.
Licensed medical personnel should operate the traction device
Ascertain that the person conducting the treatment is licensed to do so. Anyone, who knows the skill, can operate the machine, but only a professional would know the physiological rationale before each step; hence, he would be more careful and mindful of each step he performs. A professional could also ensure you that he has the expertise to conduct such therapy.
Follow the exact instructions given to you
During and after the treatment, follow the exact instructions of the medical personnel attending to you. These little things mean a lot and could spell the success or failure of the therapy. Side effects may occur and you should be aware that these might be because of not following instructions carefully. A little error can prove fatal and detrimental to your well-being.
Spinal decompression is an option you can consider when selecting therapeutic methods for your back pains. Knowing all the treatment available would help you come to a good decision. You can consider your preferences, but it is still best to learn a lot about your condition from your own doctor before commencing on any form of therapy.