What conditions are treated by spinal decompression? Spinal decompression is effective for treating back and neck pain from a range of different conditions that include sciatica, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or any injury that has caused the discs to become compressed. It is a non-invasive treatment that will gently stretch your spine and provide pain relief. After a thorough assessment, we may use spinal decompression as part of a customized treatment plan designed to help you find the relief you need.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is an all-natural treatment for back pain that doesn’t rely on risky surgery or pain medication. This treatment utilizes the same basic “spine stretching” concepts that chiropractors have been using for decades.
If you have suffered an injury to your back or have a condition that causes you pain, this is a gentle way to treat the underlying source of the pain and get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible.
Quite often, back pain is due to compression of the spine, which forces discs out of their regular position. And since your nervous system extends the length of your spine, these misalignments can cause discs to press on the nerves and create quite a lot of pain. A disc may either be slightly displaced and partly compressed or heavily compressed, which places more pressure on the nerve root. In either case, spinal decompression can help.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a form of traction that is designed to gently stretch your back. The idea is to restore the optimum amount of space between your vertebrae and relieve pain.
The treatment takes place on a two-piece motorized table where a harness wraps around your hips, then attaches to the lower portion of the table, and the upper body is secured to the top of the table. When activated, the lower part of the table moves back and forth, while the upper part remains stationary.
During the therapy, your discs will receive oxygen and nutrients to stimulate the healing process. Also, fluid will be allowed to re-enter and hydrate the discs, restoring their natural shape. Through varying cycles of stretching and relaxation, the pressure between your discs and along your spine will be reduced, which will help relieve your pain. Each session can take up to twenty minutes, and the doctor will determine whether your legs can be elevated at the knee based on the level of pain.
If you are interested in learning more about spinal decompression in White Oak, North Huntingdon, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Elizabeth or any nearby city in Allegheny or Westmoreland County, call us today at (412) 678-9123 to schedule a free consultation.