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What to Expect During a Spinal Decompression Treatment

If you’re suffering from persistent neck, back or sciatic nerve pain because of a herniated or degenerative spinal disc, did you know that you don’t need to take medication or default to surgery to get the relief you’re looking for?

Spinal decompression is an incredible treatment that involves stretching out of your spine in a gentle way that does not require surgery. It helps instantly alleviate disc-related pressures and helps stimulate blood flow through your spine, and helps promote your body’s natural, long-term healing.

We offer spinal decompression to help anyone overcome chronic disc-related pressure and pain. Especially if other common treatment options have failed to provide you with relief, such as chiropractic adjustments, massage, or physical therapy.

This is how spinal decompression works and what to expect during treatment.

The Basics of Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is done on a specialized traction table using the help of advanced computer technology. It will operate under the exact same chiropractors have been using for decades to help stretch out the spine and give patients effective pain relief.

Spinal decompression works at a slow and steady pace and gently stretches out your spinal column to help alleviate abnormal pressures within the discs that sit in between your vertebrae. It uses a very precise stretching action, creating a negative pressure in the discs that causes them to retract. This creates a reverse vacuum that helps pull out protruding disc material back into its proper place.

Spinal decompression therapy will also promote increased blood flow to the spinal discs, which encourages nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to continue to flow in and around the area, promoting long-term healing, cell renewal and tissue repair.

The main objective for using spinal decompression therapy is to provide instant pain relief and to promote an ideal healing environment, to alleviate several spinal disc conditions like:

Bulging Discs

Bulging discs spinal discs that are pushed outside of their usual place in the spinal canal can put a lot of pressure on the nerves in the area, and this causes localized pain or pain in other parts of your body. If left untreated, a bulging disc is likely to rupture.

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs that crack and leak their interior gel have ruptured or herniated. This gel that comes from a herniated disc can then irritate the nerves nearby, and it might even cause a burning sensation that you will feel radiating from your lower back into your legs.

Degenerative Discs

Degenerative discs affected by age-related degeneration can have low fluid content or tears in the outer shell. They can also lead to the development of painful bone spurs that can poke at your spinal nerves, causing pain and discomfort.

Spinal decompression therapy is done on a motorized table. The upper half of the table will remain static or fixed and the lower half moves when it is programmed using a specialized computer. Personalized treatment will be based on several different factors, including your body weight and specific spinal condition, the duration of your symptoms and your level of sensitivity.