Spinal Decompression: What You Need to Know
Spinal decompression therapy is a contemporary treatment that provides relief from leg, arm, neck, and back pain. It is a non-invasive procedure that can ease pressure in the spine.
There are a number of spinal decompression benefits. While conventional treatments include hard to do exercise, surgery, or possibly dangerous drugs, spinal decompression is safe and beneficial.
In this age of modernization, it is pleasant to know that you have a non-surgical and drug-free option for getting relief from severe pain.
Effective in treating conditions, such as:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Facet joint syndrome
- Degenerative spinal discs
How Spinal Decompression Works?
Throughout the spinal decompression therapy, the spine will stretch promoting the passage of nutrients and oxygen to the disc.
A motorized table is used during treatment. A harness is placed on the hips and attached to the table near the feet. The lower part of the table moves to provide traction and relaxation while the upper part of the table remains stationary.
You will schedule three to four sessions per week for several weeks.
Spinal decompression therapy can work with the combination of other therapies such as electric stimulation, ultrasound, or heat and cold therapy. Sometimes, the length of treatment depends on doctor’s assessment, but generally, it lasts for 4 to 6 weeks.
Patients with the following conditions are not recommended for therapy:
- Spinal tumor
- Spinal stenosis
- Metal implants in the spine
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Those with any condition that requires taking a blood thinner.
- People who have broken bones
- Women who are pregnant.
What happens afterward?
After treatment, you should drink plenty of water and apply a cold compress. Additionally, you have to do strengthening exercises to help prevent recurrence of the condition.
Visit or contact Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center and see if you are qualified to have spinal decompression therapy. Do not let the pain take control of your life. Act now!