Spinal Decompression Therapy Info
If you have experienced prolonged back pain, you may feel like you’re running out of options for relief. You may have already sat down, looked at the options and felt that you are limited to what you can do. Perhaps money is the problem or the fear of invasive procedures with high risks. With cost-effective care from one of our Chiropractors at our West Volusia or Daytona Beach Chiropractic offices, we can broaden your options.
What is non-surgical spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is broadly accepted as a valid treatment. The goal is to create negative pressure within the spine to encourage a bulging or herniated disc to be pulled back into place. This takes the pressure off of the spinal disks allowing your body’s natural healing response to take over by preventing the cut-off of important nutrient dense fluids.
Treatments can be made for the following:
- Mild to chronic neck and back pain
- Bulging or herniated disks
- Degenerative diseases
- Injured spinal nerves
What are the procedures?
Treatment with us is an ongoing process. We have skilled Chiropractors with you every step of the way. The treatment itself can last over a half hour or longer. While fully clothed a special harness is placed around the hips and is attached to a computer controlled table, one part of the table will slide back and forth, thus gently stretching the spine. No pain or discomfort should be felt during this treatment. Compared to surgical spinal decompression, it’s a quick non-invasive alternative. There are additional treatments you may need to successfully benefit from spinal decompression such as heat therapy or ultrasound (sound waves that can positively affect the soft tissues). Cold therapy and low intensity electrical therapy may also be needed. This is done so that chiropractic adjustments can be made more precise.
Avoid the the risks of surgical spinal decompression, such as.
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Scar tissue
There are different types of spinal surgery such as Laminectomy, where a portion of bone is carefully removed, or Discectomy, where a portion of the disk is removed. Surgical spinal decompression should be your last resort. While it can relieve pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness, nonsurgical spinal decompression can be just as effective with the similar benefits.