ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to back surgery that is revolutionizing back pain management, says chiropractor Dr. David Sciortino. Dr. Sciortino is raising awareness about the benefits of decompression therapy in an effort to educate patients about effective alternatives to surgery and medication. According to Dr. Sciortino, decompression therapy is successful because it naturally tractions the spine, creating space between the vertebra and relieving pressure on the nerves. Dr. Sciortino says this treatment provides long-lasting pain relief for patients with a herniated or slipped disc.
St. Louis chiropractor Dr. David Sciortino announced that his practice, Sciortino Chiropractic, has had significant success relieving back pain in patients by using spinal decompression therapy.
"Decompression therapy is an effective, drug-free treatment for low back pain associated with a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and other spine problems," said Dr. Sciortino. "This treatment is effective because rather than relying on medication to 'mask' pain symptoms, we treat the underlying mechanical problem that is causing pain in the first place."
While medication can temporarily relieve back pain, drugs are not a long-term solution, says Dr. Sciortino. Back surgery can also be risky and may even lead to greater pain problems, cautions the chiropractor. Decompression therapy, in contrast, is non-invasive and no medication is necessary for treatment.
According to Dr. Sciortino, professional athletes have used spinal decompression therapy for over a decade to treat back pain and other problems resulting from sports injuries. Now, Dr. Sciortino is bringing this treatment to St. Louis patients.
"Back pain associated with a lumbar slipped disc, a herniated disc, and other spinal problems can be very difficult to treat," said Dr. Sciortino. "However, thanks to decompression therapy, our chiropractic center has been able to help hundreds of back pain patients successfully manage their pain. We are excited to offer patients access to this treatment, especially individuals who are searching for alternatives to back surgery."
A herniated disc causes pain when the disc slips out of proper alignment and compresses nearby nerves. Individuals may experience this nerve compression as a numbing, radiating or shooting pain sensation. Spinal decompression treatments work by relieving pressure on the lumbar spine, says Dr. Sciortino. Through natural traction, these treatments create space between compressed vertebrae.
"Our St. Louis office for chiropractic care is one of the only local practices to offer this revolutionary treatment," said Dr. Sciortino. "We are educating patients about the treatment's benefits, especially as an effective alternative to medication and surgery."
Dr. Sciortino says individuals who have experienced back pain for six months or longer may be good candidates for treatment.
In addition to decompression therapy, Sciortino Chiropractic provides chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy for drug-free pain relief.
Individuals who would like to learn more about these treatments may visit http://chiro-stlouis.com/.
CONTACT: Sciortino Chiropractic 888-667-5235Source: Sciortino Chiropractic