Spinal compression is a condition occurs when the vertebrae in the spine are compressed or squeezed. When the spinal nerves become compressed as a result, this can lead to pain, limited mobility, and a decrease in overall quality of life.
Understanding Spinal Compression
Spinal compression can occur in any part of the spine, but is most commonly seen in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine). The condition is often associated with the natural aging process, as the spine gradually undergoes degenerative changes over time. Other contributing factors include herniated discs, bone spurs, arthritis, and injuries.
Compression of the spine is different from a compression fracture and from spinal cord compression, where the latter can be a result of spinal compression causing a narrowing of the spinal canal.
Causes of Spinal Compression
The primary cause of spinal compression is wear and tear due to repetitive use of the spine, causing the structures that make the spine to become worn down. One example is the loss of water content from intervertebral discs as a person ages, causing the disc to lose height, and ultimately affecting the shape and alignment of the spinal column.
Compression leads to a range of symptoms, but the most notable one is nerve pain (that manifests as neck pain, arm pain, mid back pain, low back pain, leg pain, etc.), along with numbness or tingling sensations, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking or maintaining balance.
In severe cases, it can even cause bladder or bowel dysfunction, which can sometimes be linked to nerve damage due to severe compression. These symptoms can significantly impact daily activities and diminish one’s overall well-being.
Traditional treatment methods for spinal compression often focus on addressing the surface symptoms and providing temporary pain relief. They typically involve a combination of pain medications, physical therapy, and, in severe cases, surgery.
Physical therapy is also included in this category, and it aims to strengthen the supporting muscles and improve flexibility, while surgery may be recommended to alleviate compression by removing a portion of the affected vertebra or disc.
However, as most of these approaches often address only the symptoms, this allows the problem to persist, or return if they are relieved.
Many people suffering from pain along the spine, including chronic back pain, as well as lower back pain (which often represents the majority of back pains), find that home remedies or alternative treatments are highly effective.
An alternative that allows for the root cause of the problem to be treated is to use the Spinal Backrack, an innovative device specifically designed to relieve spinal compression and associated symptoms.
Backrack Spinal Decompression Device
Benefits of Using the Spinal Backrack
Some of the most notable benefits of using the Backrack include:
- Non-invasive: the Backrack offers a non-invasive and natural treatment option, making it suitable for individuals who prefer natural and holistic approaches to their well-being.
- Targeted spinal decompression: the Backrack’s design allows for targeted spinal decompression, relieving pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. By elongating the spine and creating space between the vertebrae, it helps to restore proper alignment and reduce compression.
- Mobilisation: in addition to decompression, the Backrack incorporates gentle mobilisation techniques. These movements help to restore joint mobility, improve flexibility, and alleviate muscle tension, promoting overall spinal health.
- Customisable and user-friendly: the Backrack allows for custom uses to fit individual needs, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment experience for a large number of spinal issues. It can be adjusted to target specific areas of the spine and accommodate different spinal pathologies. Its user-friendly design allows for convenient home use without the need for specialised assistance.
- Long-lasting results: regular use of the Backrack can lead to long-lasting results. By addressing the underlying mechanical issues causing compression, it helps to improve spinal function, reduce pain, and enhance overall quality of life.