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Spinal Decompression : What Is It?

Spinal Decompression

As you look for a Charlotte chiropractor you want to work with, you may hear the term non-surgical spinal decompression tossed around. You may think that without having a PhD how are you supposed to know what this means. This is especially true if you have heard it mentioned in relation to your own spine. You hope it’s not just medical jargon only doctors understand, especially if they’re talking about your spine.


The good news should be the first part of that term – non-surgical. When working with a chiropractor to alleviate pain or work towards improving your back or neck, you should feel some relief that this will not involve surgery or medications. In fact, that is why some people seem to not take chiropractic care as a serious approach to treatment. Anytime you can get something in your body worked on that does not involve surgery or drugs, it is a healthy and natural method to try.


Defining Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Decompression is actually a gentle way of taking stress off the spine, vertebrate and discs. The misaligned vertebrate can cause the discs to experience compression. This can lead to other problems including pinched nerves, sciatica, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and leg and arm pain just to name a few. Decompressing the spine enables the alignment to improve and the compression to be alleviated.


The process involves securing the patient to the decompression table. The table gradually and gently helps pull the spine in opposing directions, which helps decompress the area. These sessions generally last 20 to 30 minutes. For a patient to notice and feel long lasting results, they generally go for four or five times a week for a total of around 20 sessions. So contrary to popular belief, this is not a method that must be done for the rest of a patient’s life. Again, the best part is you can feel relief and notice a difference without surgery and medication.

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