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Benefits of Spinal Decompression Treatment
Updated: Feb 25, 2020
Back pain is an issue that has affected many people. There are a variety of treatments for this issue, but many people have discovered that spinal decompression therapy provides long-term relief without the invasiveness of surgery.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Our vertebrae is full of fluid at birth, providing plenty of cushioning to make movements comfortable. As we age, fluid leaks out throughout our daily activities causing decreased mobility and discomfort.
Decompressing the vertebrae by gently stretching them apart, allows fluid to make its way back in. As the vertebrae are gently separated from each other, a vacuum effect within the discs is formed. The vacuum effect pulls in fluid that has leaked out due to spinal compression.
Spinal decompression is done on a specialized lumbar decompression table and works by gently manipulating spinal structures into the proper position through the use of technology. The therapy works by forcing nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen into the discs, that work to assist the healing process, relieve pain and restore natural function.
You may be a candidate for spinal decompression treatment if you experience the following symptoms:
Chronic lower back or neck pain
Disc bulge or herniation
Degenerative disc disease
It’s Effective: Healing begins after the first session. A spinal decompression session lasts about 30 to 45 minutes long depending on the severity, and is recommended to be done multiple times over a six-week period. Using a harness, your spine is gently stretched opening up discs under pressure, which allows oxygen and fluids to flow to assist in relieving pain.
It’s Painless: During a spinal decompression session a harness is gently fastened around the hips while you are on a decompression table. The table slowly moves vertically to stretch the spine. This process can be very relaxing as pressure is relieved between each vertebra, relieving pain and discomfort.
It’s Safe: There is no need for surgery or drugs, making spinal decompression a safer alternative versus other treatment methods. There’s no fear or anxiety before-hand like there would be before going into an operating room.
If you are having trouble dealing with your back pain, contact us today to see if spinal decompression therapy is the right solution for you. We will show you your treatment options and help you implement a treatment plan that will get you back on track.