Spinal Decompression Therapy: Is It Right For Me?

If you’ve been dealing with painful back and neck issues, you may be currently looking for a way to alleviate your pain. Many people may initially think they need surgery to solve their ailments, but in some cases, therapy can go a long way to decrease pain discomfort. 

There are currently various types of therapy that are available, but why not look into spinal decompression therapy? If you’re unfamiliar with this type of therapy, here’s what you need to know to decide if this type of therapy is right for you.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a technique in which traction is used to relieve pressure off of compressed spinal disks. The end goal of this treatment is to release pressure in areas where there is an injury present. 

The spine column is safely stretched to increase the disk space between the vertebrae, taking pressure off of the affected spinal nerves. This helps encourage the flow of blood and nutrient-rich fluid to the area to promote healing.

Benefits of Choosing a Non-Surgical Treatment

This type of therapy is especially effective because it accurately targets the source of the pain. Patients often report a significant decrease in pain only after a few treatments. This type of treatment avoids the recovery time of surgery and the pain that may come along with it. 

Not everyone can afford to take 4-6 weeks to fully recover from back surgery, and that’s being generous. You’ll need time to recover, and will most likely have to attend weeks of physical therapy after. 

Every person responds to surgical treatments differently and ultimately, it may not improve your back pain. On the other hand, this type of treatment is non-invasive and can even contribute to improvements in the patient’s overall health. 

What Will Happen During My Session?

During your session, you’ll be instructed to lie down on a specialized treatment table that can separate and come together as needed. One harness will be attached to your hips and another will be attached to your trunk. 

Through a series of slow, controlled movements, your vertebrae will be separated when two parts of the table separate and come together. While the procedure is not painful, it may feel a bit strange the first few times. 

Once this part of the treatment is completed, it may be followed up with heat and ice to help with the healing process. 

What Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Help Treat?

Spinal decompression therapy has been used to help treat patients suffering from issues such as: 

  • Spinal Disc Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging and herniated discs
  • Injured Spinal Nerves

Spinal Decompression Therapy at Spine Health & Wellness

If you’ve been considering spinal decompression therapy to help with your back pain, we invite you to come into Spine Health & Wellness. Our highly trained team of doctors will provide you with treatments that consider your well-being above all else. Request an appointment online or give our office a call.

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