Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, traction-based treatment approach aimed at relieving pain and promoting healing in the spine.Experience relief today! Schedule your chiropractic appointment now.
Spinal decompression therapy involves stretching the spine using a motorized device or manual techniques to create negative pressure, which helps relieve pressure on the spinal discs, nerves, and surrounding structures.
During the spinal decompression therapy session, the patient is comfortably positioned on a specialized table or device. The therapist or chiropractor adjusts the settings and applies controlled traction to specific areas of the spine. This gentle pulling force helps to create space between the vertebrae, reducing pressure on compressed discs, relieving nerve impingement, and promoting improved circulation and nutrient exchange in the affected areas.
The primary goal of spinal decompression therapy is to alleviate pain associated with various spinal conditions, such as herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and facet joint syndrome. By reducing pressure on the spinal discs and nerves, it can help alleviate pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and other related symptoms.
Spinal decompression therapy is typically performed over multiple sessions, and each session may last from 20 to 45 minutes. The number of sessions needed depends on the individual's condition and response to treatment. In some cases, additional therapies or exercises may be recommended to complement the benefits of spinal decompression.
It's important to note that spinal decompression therapy may not be suitable for everyone. It is typically contraindicated for individuals with severe osteoporosis, fractures, tumors, spinal infections, or those who have undergone spinal fusion surgery. We will consult with you to determine if spinal decompression therapy is appropriate for your specific condition.
Our chiropractors utilize decompression therapy as a non-invasive treatment option for patients experiencing spinal conditions and related symptoms. Here's an overview of how our chiropractors typically use decompression therapy:
Our chiropractors begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of your medical history, performing a physical examination, and possibly ordering diagnostic tests such as X-rays or MRI scans. This assessment helps us understand the underlying cause of your symptoms and determines if decompression therapy is a suitable treatment option.
If the chiropractor determines that you may benefit from decompression therapy, they develop a personalized treatment plan based on the patient's specific needs. The treatment plan may include the frequency and duration of decompression therapy sessions, as well as any additional complementary treatments or exercises.
The patient is positioned on a specialized spinal decompression table or device designed for spinal traction. The chiropractor will ensure that the patient is comfortable and properly positioned for the treatment.
Using a motorized device or manual techniques, the chiropractor will apply controlled traction to your spine. The traction force gently stretches and separates the vertebrae, creating negative pressure within the discs and reducing pressure on the affected spinal structures.
Throughout the decompression therapy session, the chiropractor will closely monitor your response and adjusts the traction force and settings as necessary. This ensures that the treatment remains within a safe and effective range for you.
In some cases, the chiropractor may combine decompression therapy with other chiropractic techniques or modalities, such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue manipulation, therapeutic exercises, or electrical stimulation. These additional therapies can enhance the effectiveness of the overall treatment plan and support your recovery.
The chiropractor regularly assesses the patient's progress during follow-up visits. They evaluate the response to treatment, track improvements in symptoms, and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan as your condition evolves.