Over time, gravity puts pressure on the soft discs that separate vertebrae in the back. Trauma can exacerbate this issue, leading to a compressed spine that causes pain and other symptoms.
Spinal decompression is a chiropractic therapy designed to gently stretch the spine, take pressure off the intervertebral disks, and relieve the patient’s pain. It's a nonsurgical treatment offered as an alternative to more invasive therapies, such as surgery.
Spinal decompression may be beneficial for patients who have back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, or worn spinal joints. Patients with diseased nerve roots also benefit from spinal decompression. This treatment option is ideal for patients hoping to avoid spine surgery.
Before recommending spinal decompression therapy, the doctors at Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center evaluate the patient’s condition carefully to determine whether this treatment option is appropriate. If the doctor determines that spinal decompression therapy will be beneficial, they incorporate it into the patient’s overall treatment plan, which may also include other types of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy.
Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center uses the DRX 9000 to provide spinal decompression therapy. During the process, the patient lies on a table while the machine gently and slowly stretches the spine. Most patients report that this process is pleasant and even relaxing.
Many patients report an improvement in their symptoms following spinal decompression therapy. This technique creates negative pressure in the intervertebral discs, which allows herniated discs to retract back into place. When this occurs, it relieves pressure on nearby nerves, which helps eliminate pain and allows the patient to move more freely. Spinal decompression also promotes the flow of nutrient-rich fluids, oxygen, and water into the discs.
Some patients may notice results after their first spinal decompression treatment. However, the full results of therapy won’t be noticeable until the patient has attended several treatment sessions. The doctors at Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center estimate the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired result.
Spinal decompression therapy carries very few risks, especially when compared to surgery. Unlike surgery, nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy doesn’t put patients at risk of infection, bad reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, or other serious complications.
*Individual Results May Vary
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