An Orthopaedic Spinal Practitioner is a health professional that specialises in the treatment of spinal problems including lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica and problems like a slipped disc. An Orthopaedic Spinal Practitioner will normally have trained as a chiropractor, physiotherapist, osteopath or sports therapist.
Having undergone further extensive training an Orthopaedic Spinal Practitioner is able to clearly diagnose problems of the spine and treatment will generally involve Spinal Decompression Therapy to reduce pressure on joints and nerves in the spine causing complaints like sciatica.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a very gentle treatment that does not involve being twisted or manipulated. A patient lies on a specialist table that applies gentle traction precisely where the spinal problem is. This traction reduces the pressure on the pinched or trapped nerve by restoring the proper movement and alignment of the spine.
This therapy is an alternative non-surgical option in the treatment of problems like a slipped disc.