How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
Using the most advanced US technology, Spinal Decompression Therapy slowly and gently lengthens and pump the vertebral disc of the spine through repetitive movements. This allows the disc bulges and nutrients to be drawn back into the center of the disc and help to relieve the compression at the nerve root. It also speeds up the body’s natural healing process. Each treatment is individually customized to target troubled spots and advanced sensor technology is used to continuously measure and monitor the treatment force and patient-resistance of every treatment.
Spinal decompression has been proven to show results for the following conditions:
• Chronic back and neck pain
• Bulging or herniated discs
• Arm and leg pain / numbness
• Spinal stenosis / arthritis
• Degenerative discs
• Worn spinal joints (Posterior facet syndrome)
• Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (Radiculopathy)
• Pinched nerves
• Failed back surgery rehabilitation
Spinal Decompression Therapy FAQ
What is the duration of one session?
The duration of the session may vary by patient and the degree of correction needed. Typically the length of the session ranges between 20 – 30 minutes.
How many sessions will I need to see improvement?
The time taken for results to show will depend upon several factors, including the length of time you have experienced your problem, your general health, your exercise habits, your daily lifestyle, the nature of your work and your level of commitment to treatment. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal health and providing you information and tips to manage your condition. By following our recommendations, most patients benefit and sense progress within a short period of time.
Will I feel any discomfort during the session?
You may feel a slight pressure at your spine, but it is nothing that will cause pain. Many of our patients find the treatment very relaxing and report a decrease in pain after each session. Some patients find the treatment so relaxing that they fall asleep and wake up feeling like they’ve had a wonderful stretch of their back and neck.
Our team is trained to carefully calibrate the machine to ensure you are getting the right treatment for your condition without leaving you feeling sore. Check-ins are done throughout the treatment to ensure you are comfortable.
How can Spinal Decompression Therapy work with chiropractic care?
A spinal injury or condition usually requires chiropractic care to realign subluxations (vertebrae that are not in correct alignment). However, disc problems may still be present and need treatment even after the vertebrae are realigned. This is why certain patients also need complementary therapies like decompression to address all facets of their back pain, neck pain, spinal injury, sciatica, headaches, etc.
Am I a good candidate?
We’d love to see you and find out! The only way to determine if you are a good candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy is to be examined by our team. They will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain and assess if you may be able to find pain relief through Spinal Decompression Therapy. If they believe that you are a good candidate, they will advise you on the recommended care to get you started on the path to pain relief as soon as possible.
Are there any side effects to the treatment?
Most patients do not experience any major side effects.
Spinal Decompression Therapy stretches muscles in a lengthening direction which the body is generally not used to. Because of this, patients may experience a dull, achy soreness for the first week or two as the body becomes accustomed to being stretched and decompressed. They often describe as “it feels like I just worked out for the first time in a long time.” Very rarely do patients have an increase in the pain that they came in with.
Patients with acute, severe disc herniations may experience some pain during the first week or two until the herniation retracts back in taking pressure off the nerves. Acute disc herniation patients tend to experience more “up and down” types of relief from their pain for the first two weeks as an acute disc herniation can be slightly unpredictable. Regardless of the mild soreness experienced in the first week or two, most patients experience 50% relief or more of their pain around the end of the second week.
Overall Spinal Decompression Therapy is considered safe and comfortable.
How does Spinal Decompression Therapy compare to spinal surgery?
Spinal surgery is invasive and as with all surgeries, carries with it a risk of infection or side effects from the anesthesia or medications.
In contrast, Spinal Decompression Therapy is non-invasive and non-medicinal. It is a natural approach to decompressing your spine and returning you to a healthy state. Therefore, choosing a non-invasive approach with fewer side effects is the one we recommend.
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