Non-surgical spinal decompression is a technique your chiropractor in St. Robert uses to treat and relieve the pain of disc injuries in your neck and lower back. Spinal decompression treatment is safe and effective for relieving pain resulting from various neck and back injuries. Non-surgical spinal decompression uses FDA cleared medical technology to gently stretch your spine in designated segments in order to relieve the pressure and inflammation from the nerve roots.

How Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Done?

When you arrive at the Townsend Chiropractic & Wellness Center for your non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, if you are seeking treatment for your lower back, your chiropractor will have you lie on your on your back or your stomach on a decompression table. If you are seeking treatment for your neck, you will lie on your back. While lying on the table, the chiropractor will operate the table, which is designed to reduce the pressure on the nerves in the injured area.

Spinal decompression treatment gently stretches and decompresses your spine, creating a form of negative pressure in the discs in your spine. When the pressure is reversed, a vacuum in the intradiscal area is created, which ultimately takes the pressure away from pinched nerves, assists in repositioning bulging discs and pulls the extruded disc material back into its rightful place. The decompression cycles and the partial relaxation (a pull and release series) helps to promote the diffusion of oxygen, water and nutrient enriched fluids from outside the discs to the inside where they are meant to be. These nutrient enriched fluids help to encourage healing for the disc fibers that have been torn and/or degenerated.

What Conditions is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Used to Treat?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a treatment option for those who are experiencing mild to moderate back or neck pain resulting from:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Radiating arm pain
  • Leg pain
  • Facet syndromes
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Certain types of failed back/neck surgery syndrome

How Long Does Each Treatment Last and How Many Treatments are Required?

Your non-surgical spinal decompression treatment at Townsend Chiropractic & Wellness Center will typically take about 30-45 minutes. When visiting a chiropractor in St. Robert for their treatment, most people find the sessions to be comfortable and in many situations, pain relief can be noticed within the first few sessions. The number of treatments required will vary depending on your individual condition. Sometimes, the longer someone has had the problem, the longer it may take to notice the results; however, the final result is pain relief, so sometimes patience is necessary.

Are There Any Reasons This Treatment Can’t Be Used?

Your chiropractor in St. Robert has to determine if you are a good candidate because there are certain conditions for which this treatment could be contraindicated. The Townsend Chiropractic & Wellness Center will perform a thorough screening process to determine if you are a candidate for non-surgical decompression. Certain people may not be candidates and generally have conditions, such as:

  • Metal screws/plates/implants in the spine
  • Fractures
  • Pregnancy
  • Tumors
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Advanced osteoporosis
  • Certain diseases/conditions that compromise the structural integrity of the spine and discs

What are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

There are a wide range of benefits, such as it is cost effective (less expensive than surgery and/or some medications), it is non-invasive, it is extremely safe, there are practically zero side effects (occasionally there is brief soreness), no drugs are needed and it is non-surgical.

Conservative treatments are often effective at reducing the pain of a damaged disc; however, some individuals may not find lasting relief even after several months of therapy. If you have tried all of the types of conservative treatment and you are still suffering from chronic back or neck pain, spinal decompression may be the solution to relieving your pain. The advantages to this type of treatment are no discomfort, not surgery, no downtime and you will find the results are very good.

Let Townsend Chiropractic & Wellness Center Give you Spinal Relief Today

Contact the Townsend Chiropractic & Wellness Center today to learn more information about non-surgical spinal decompression and to find out if you are a candidate for treatment.