What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a nonsurgical way of relieving back pain by gently stretching the spine, taking pressure off of spinal disks and promoting movement of oxygen and fluids to the disks so that they can properly heal. It changes the force and position of the spine and has been used by doctors to treat a series of spinal issues, including back or neck pain, sciatica, bulging or herniated disks worn joints and more.

How Spinal Decompression Works

Spine and nerve conditions, and other related symptoms, can be quite disruptive to daily life if not properly treated. Patients often turn to therapy as a means to restore health without expensive medical procedures. And, if a patient has already undergone back surgeries in the past that have failed, therapy can be used as a means to help relieve back pain and restore a comfortable daily life routine. For individuals struggling with pain from sciatica, bulging/herniated disks, worn spinal joints or injured nerves, spinal decompression therapy is an option to consider when looking for ways to find pain relief.

What Does a Session of Spinal Decompression Look Like?

During a session of spinal decompression, patients lie on a motorized table with a harness placed around the hips. The upper part of the table remains still while the lower part moves to provide traction and relaxation. Patients will feel a stretch in the spine, but should not feel any pain during or after decompression therapy. Sessions are conducted in a practitioner’s office and series of treatments are decided upon between practitioner and patient.

Various decompression therapies may require patients to be positioned differently on the table, but each method can treat a variety of lower back pain positions. Working with an experienced chiropractor ensures that a proper treatment plan is developed that is most beneficial for you and your recovery. Today Disc, Bone & Joint Chiropractic Treatment Center specializes in non-surgical spinal decompression, and is dedicated to helping patients recover swiftly from pain or injury. Call Dr. Leo today at (859) 278-8000 for a complimentary consultation and get one step closer to recovery.