Q. I have sharp pain in my back. Do I need intensive decompression process?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 02, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am 33 years old. I usually feel healthy after picking up a large box. Before a week, I got a sharp pain in the middle of my waist at the back. Then I was not able to bend, and I had very limited moving. I went to a chiropractor. He told me that I need to do 25 to 30 sessions of decompressing, three times a week, on an electric bed that he has. Do I need to have such an intensive decompression process? Can I do a spinal decompression on my own in my home? Before ten months, I had a CT scan. I found that my three discs are bulging at the lower vertebrae.

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert Orthopedics And Traumatology Physiotherapy Spine Health
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As long as you do not have any leg pain (electric or shooting type) or associated numbness you can do this without the intensive chiropractor sessions. Take muscle relaxants, ice the muscles which are in spasm, take painkillers like Tramadol for severe pain, and Paracetamol regularly, in addition to any available NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) tablet. Please have precautions to avoid lifting and do only gentle stretches for the back.

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