Back and neck pain can be caused by many issues that lead to dysfunction in the spinal column. Chiropractic methods offer a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that works to relieve pain and improve flexibility effectively. Spinal decompression is a chiropractic technique, and this article gives a brief overview of the basic principles of non-surgical decompression.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Many Americans experience a herniated disc, bulging, or pinched nerves as a leading cause of pain and stiffness.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a passive therapy with motorized traction that gently separates the spinal vertebrae, allowing discs to return to their natural position. The action creates a gentle negative pressure that pulls discs into place and stimulates circulation, improving tissue healing, and alleviating the symptoms that cause pain and dysfunction.
Spinal decompression therapy helps patients who suffer debilitating pain due to a bulging, degenerating, or herniated disc. Treatment involves stretching the spine to relieve back and leg pain, using a traction table or similar motorized device to reduce back or leg pain. This procedure is called non-surgical decompression therapy, in contrast to the more common surgical procedures for the spine's surgical decompression, such as surgery or surgery on the spinal cord.
Spinal decompression is one of the most effective treatments for chronic back pain, spinal stenosis, and other spinal diseases.
Conditions Spinal Decompression Can Help
Spinal decompression therapy is the most effective treatment of back pain associated with reduced spinal mobility, spinal stenosis, and other spinal diseases. If the neck and lower back symptoms do not resolve with another type of treatment, consider treatment with spinal decompression. Spinal decompression may help spinal cord injuries and associated neurological symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, muscle spasms, headaches, and nausea.
Non-surgical spinal decompression can be used along with other chiropractic therapies to provide relief from many spinal problems, such as:
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet syndrome
- Post-surgical pain
What To Expect When Your Chiropractor Performs Spinal Decompression
Your chiropractor will first determine if it is right for your needs or if any condition present that contraindicates its use. The doctor will take a full medical history and examine your spine as you move to detect abnormalities in the structures. Using other tests such as X-rays help to pinpoint the spinal problem. If available, the chiropractor will inform you of the treatment program.
During a session, you will lie down on a spinal decompression table. This unique table provides state-of-the-art spinal decompression that exerts tractive forces and relieves pressure on the spinal discs. It is one of the most common and effective methods of treating spinal injuries. A motorized harness is placed around the hips and attaches to the bottom half of the table, to provide a gentle stretching motion that relieves pressure. Then the device is activated for some time determined by your chiropractor.
How long does spinal decompression last?
The therapy typically only lasts about 20 minutes per session. The process is painless and takes less than an hour per session. Some patients even fall asleep during treatment. You can relax entirely in a comfortable, supportive position with a decompressed spine.
Generally, several sessions are required to provide relief from discomfort. Typically, 3 to 5 sessions per week are needed initially. Your chiropractor may combine non-surgical decompression with other methods, depending on your care plan.
Make Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center Your Chiropractor in Huber Heights & Dayton
Dr. Ted Murdock & Dr. David Miles uses his extensive training and years of experience to provide superior care for his patients in Huber Heights, Dayton, and surrounding communities. We offer several methods, including manual adjustment, corrective exercises, acoustic compression therapy, and nutritional support, to restore you to full health.
Want non-surgical spinal decompression to help spinal problems? Call Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center in Huber Heights, OH. We offer several methods of non-surgical treatment, including manual adjustment, corrective exercises, acoustic compression therapy, and nutritional support, to restore you to full health.
Call Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center today at 937-236-1705 to learn more about spinal decompression to relieve your back pain.