It has been about 4 years since I first received spinal decompression treatments from Dr. Fahed Hamdon. I was plagued with debilitating back pain, leaving me at the mercy of pharmaceuticals to help me cope. I was going down the road to a very short lived career as a massage therapist and realized I needed to get to the root of the problem.
After investigating various treatments I found that spinal decompression could be the push in the right direction that I needed. It was found that I had slight herniations that were impacting the space around my spinal nerves causing pain, irritation, and weakness. For me it made a huge difference after only 3 weeks. I was able to work long days and not feel crippled, and able to get back into my regular workout routine without any agonizing pressure.
Back pain doesn’t just happen to me. I have numerous friends and acquaintances that experience this debilitating injury. My gym crowd is not excluded from this. Doing movements with a loaded barbell adds even more compression and stress to our low backs. Repeat these movements over time and something will eventually give. Unfortunately, it’s the back.
Today, our guest blogger Dr. Fahed Hamdon, owner/chiropractor at Health by Hamdon, answers questions about spinal decompression and how it can help athletes. Check it out!
Y: What is spinal decompression? Dr. H: Spinal Decompression is a treatment which specifically, effectively, and non-invasively restores injured discs’ structural integrity. This allows proper spacing around spinal nerves therefore alleviating pinched nerves.
Y: What conditions have you successfully treated with spinal decompression? Dr. H: I have successfully treated Sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, and Degenerative Disc Disease with spinal decompression.
Y: How can athletes benefit from this treatment?
Dr. H: As stated above, Spinal Decompression is a specific treatment for injured discs. These discs are extremely vulnerable to rotation and compression type movements, and are therefore usually injured with these motions. Which nearly every athletic movement incorporates. Spinal Decompression not only is key to treating any condition as mentioned above. More importantly, Spinal Decompression is important to athletes to prevent injury from their normal day to day athletic activities.
If you are interested in learning more about spinal decompression head on over to www.healthbyhamdon.com
Dr. Hamdon is a chiropractor specializing in spinal decompression and owns Health by Hamdon in St. Albert.