Spinal Decompression is a safe, effective, non-surgical procedure for treating back and neck pain caused by damaged, bulging, and herniated discs of the spine in the neck or low back. It’s not unusual for patients to have tried everything else from back surgery to addictive drugs without ever achieving lasting pain relief to finally find their pain relief solution in spinal decompression. Here are three things the spinal decompression experts at the The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center in Denton, TX want you to know about spinal decompression.
Often, the treatments for back and neck pain are worse than the disease. Surgery carries all the risks of anesthesia and infection in the operating room. In comparison, spinal decompression is just gentle traction on the spine to allow damaged spinal discs to slide back into alignment.
When you come in for your spinal decompression treatment you will be asked to lie on a decompression table fully clothed and completely awake. No anesthesia is needed. The top half of the table is in a fixed position, while the bottom half of the table moves back and forth, its motor controlled by a computer.
Your chiropractor will place a harness around your waist that is attached to the moving part of the table. The table will move to give you alternating decompression and relaxation to take pressure off the vertebrae where you have disc issues.
Spinal decompression helps patients overcome an array of health conditions safely.
We have used spinal decompression to treat back and neck pain and sciatica. It’s also used to treat degenerated discs, herniated discs, and facet joint syndrome. You may find that better sleep, greater ability to exercise, and just enjoying your life more are all indirect benefits of spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression doesn’t hurt.
Patients feel only a gentle tug and release on their spines during spinal decompression therapy. Complete spinal decompression therapy usually takes between 15 and 20 sessions to achieve optimal results, but you should feel a little better after each round of spinal decompression. As your discs return to their proper places between your vertebrae and pressure on your nerves is gradually released, you should feel better and better. You won’t be prescribed any painkillers, but you may be advised on exercises you can do at home that continue the decompression process started on the spinal decompression table at your chiropractor’s office.