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How Spinal Decompression Can Relieve Pain & Restore Health

thoracic spineChiropractic care offers a wide range of non-invasive treatment options to help patients find relief from pain and restore their health. Among these options, spinal decompression has gained popularity as an effective method used by chiropractors to address various musculoskeletal conditions.

What Is It?

Spinal decompression therapy (SD) is a therapeutic technique that involves gently stretching the spine to alleviate pressure on the discs, nerves, and joints. This treatment is typically performed using a specialized table that applies traction and relaxation cycles to the spine, creating a negative pressure within the discs and promoting healing.

Conditions It Can Address

Chiropractors use spinal decompression as a non-surgical, drug-free approach to treat various conditions, including:

Herniated or bulging discs: SD can help relieve pressure on the spinal discs, reducing bulging or herniation and relieving associated pain.

Sciatica: This type of nerve pain, caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, can be alleviated with spinal decompression by reducing pressure on the nerve roots.

Degenerative disc disease: SD can help slow down the degenerative process of the spinal discs, providing relief from pain and discomfort.

Facet joint syndrome: Spinal decompression can help reduce pressure on the facet joints, which can be a source of pain and discomfort.

Spinal stenosis: SD can help create space within the spinal canal, reducing pressure on the nerves and alleviating symptoms of spinal stenosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful?

No. We start very gently during your session. As you have subsequent visits, we will increase the pressure appropriate for you, but there shouldn’t be any pain involved.

Will I need more than one session?

Ideally, this type of motorized traction is a repetitive therapy. You may have it in conjunction with another service we offer, such as cold laser therapy. Each patient has unique needs, but we’ll be sure to provide you with the care that will give you the best results possible.

Does insurance cover my visit?

Insurance usually doesn’t cover the therapy, though you should check with your carrier to see if your plan does.

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