About Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical therapy and treatment that targets back pain. This therapy uses motorized traction that stretches your spine gently. Not only can it help relieve pain, it also helps your spine recover. Also, you will receive an increase inflow of fluids, nutrients, oxygen, and the disc will retract.
People who have successful treatment say they see drastic improvements.
The therapy is as an effective treatment to relieve chronic pain. Pain is typically due to a bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, facet syndrome, sciatica, or disc slippage (spondylolisthesis)
In the case of disc herniation, spinal decompression should be paired with a lifestyle plan, relaxation techniques, posture correction and stretching exercises.
At Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center, we see surgery or invasive procedures as last resort to treat your condition. In fact, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to help you avoid it.
Can Anyone Get Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is not appropriate for some patients. Here is the list of people that are not a good candidates:
- Patients who have an artificial disc, or other implants in their spine
- Patients with broken vertebrae
- Pregnant women
- Anyone who has had multiple surgeries without recovery
- Patients who have had spinal fusion
- Patients with failed back surgery
- Any condition that may compromise the spine
- Any condition that requires the patient to take blood thinner medicines
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumor
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Spinal infection
Expectations During the Visit
You will be asked to lie down on the table with a soft brace around your lower back and upper back. A licensed therapist will adjust the settings specific to your needs. It will be a gentle stretch to your muscles and spine.
The treatment will last about 30 minutes. You will go back to the clinic for follow-up sessions for several weeks.
Spinal decompression is both effective and safe.
Call our office today to see if spinal decompression is an option for you.