Spinal DecompressionOoltewah, TN
Looking for information on what spinal decompression is? This common therapy option involves stretching out the spine with the goal of relieving pain in the back and/or the legs. Spinal decompression therapy is performed to create the negative pressure required to reposition a herniated or bulging disc. This lowering of pressure in the spine's discs promotes healing by allowing necessary nutrients and other important substances within the body. This therapy option is one that is chosen often by patients who have been diagnosed with disc problems.
About spinal decompression
Thinking about undergoing spinal decompression so you can find the relief you need from your back problems? This may be a great solution for you. When you are suffering from back pain, it can be hard to focus on anything else in day-to-day life. This makes it essential for you to find a solution as soon as possible. The decompression process is FDA-approved, making it a safe technology to use on patients who are experiencing disc problems.
According to Spine-Health, the patient should not feel pain during or after the decompression therapy, although they should feel stretch in the spine.
What to expect during a treatment session
A spinal decompression treatment session will last somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes. Patients should wear comfortable clothing, as they will need to lie down on a table made specifically for decompression treatment for the duration of the treatment. A special harness will be placed around the pelvis and lower back area, which is used to promote faster healing. Our chiropractor will then carefully perform the manual techniques necessary to decompress the spine, which requires a gentle pulling and releasing of the spinal area to create the negative pressure that leads to your much needed relief.
How it works
Our chiropractor will gently stretch out a patient's spine, which separates the vertebral bones and in turn, creates a vacuum inside the discs. This vacuum creates the negative pressure necessary to move the discs back into their correct alignment. Once all the discs have moved back into their correct alignment, they can once again start absorbing all the important substances that promote proper functioning, e.g., water, oxygen, nutrients, etc.
Why would someone need this type of therapy?
Patients who will benefit from this type of therapy include those who have been diagnosed with bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, neck pain, back pain and sciatica. A patient's particular diagnosis will ultimately determine how many spinal decompression treatments they will need to fully heal. On average, patients who choose this type of back pain therapy will undergo about 15 decompression therapies.
Need spinal decompression?
Been diagnosed with bulging or herniated discs? Then your spinal decompression therapy options should be fully explored, especially if you are looking for noninvasive treatment options and/or want to avoid the need to take narcotics to deal with your back pain. The manual techniques our chiropractor will use to create the negative pressure in your discs are both safe and effective.
Understand that you may need to undergo additional therapies to correct your back problems. Common additional therapies and techniques utilized include massage therapy, therapeutic exercises, flexion-distraction technique and pelvic blocking techniques. Schedule an appointment with our office today.
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