What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a treatment to relieve pressure on one or many “pinched nerves” in the spinal column. It can treat conditions that cause chronic backaches such as herniated disc, disc bulge, sciatica, and spinal stenosis.
How is Spinal Decompression performed?
Chiropractors typically use specialized equipment, such as traction tables or spinal decompression machines, to gently stretch the spine, creating a negative pressure that can help alleviate pain and promote the healing of injured discs.
When undergoing spinal decompression, you will be made to rest on a therapeutic table. This is connected to a computer, which sends electronic information to stretch and decompress the spinal structure. A padded harness is worn and during the spinal decompression session, gentle force is applied to the spinal column, focusing on the area that is being treated. The pressure is applied to decompress the spine, intervertebral discs, and joints. You will experience multiple cycles of treatment lasting for 2-3 minutes at each spinal decompression session. The machine is monitored by a technician.
This is a safe and non-invasive form of spinal decompression therapy takes nearly 15-24 treatment sessions to achieve the best results. Even though you may experience relief in a single therapy session, you should complete the full treatment cycle plan to gain complete healing of the injured disc. In cases of excessive spinal compression or unrelieved symptoms surgery may be recommended.