Chiropractic spinal compression is a non-surgical form of spinal traction therapy that can provide pain relief in the neck, back and legs. A chiropractor performs this nonsurgical decompression by manipulating the spine to relieve pressure on nerves and spinal discs, causing them to become less elongated and bulging so oxygen, water and other healing nutrients can enter each disc. Continue reading to determine who qualifies for spinal compression and help you decide if it’s suitable for you.
Who Benefits From Spinal Decompression?
For those experiencing chronic back pain, spinal decompression therapy could be an ideal solution. It offers gentle yet safe chiropractic pain relief without resorting to surgery and it has the potential for treating sciatica pain, herniated or ruptured discs, posterior facet syndrome and injured spinal roots. Furthermore, those who have had unsuccessful previous back surgeries may find relief through spinal decompression therapy.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is generally safe, though certain conditions may disqualify patients. Examples include pregnancy, tumors, metal spines, advanced osteoporosis, and fractures as well as aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.
What A Spinal Decompression Session Looks Like
When you arrive at the chiropractic offices for your spinal compression session, they’ll secure you in a harness around both your trunk and pelvis. They then ask you to lie down on a lumbar compression table which uses motorized traction to position the spine; while they control the lower portion of the table, its upper portion remains in motion.
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment for chronic back pain that won’t cause discomfort like other treatments. Instead, patients will feel pressure during the session. Sensors on the computerized table detect when muscles start to tighten or resist stretching, allowing your chiropractor to adjust pressure accordingly and get you your desired results. Many offices provide a relaxing atmosphere so patients can make the most of their experience as easily as possible.
One spinal decompression session takes around 30 minutes. For optimal benefits, you should attend multiple sessions over 4 to 6 weeks for 15 to 30 minutes each time.
Are You A Candidate For Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Are you curious to learn more about the many advantages of spinal decompression therapy and how our office can use this new tool to relieve chronic pain due to bulging or herniated discs? Contact our team today by phone at (651) 644-7207 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our providers will be delighted to conduct a detailed consultation and determine if spinal decompression is suitable for you.