Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy in our Salt Lake City and South Jordan locations.
The procedure cycles through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it. The vacuum effect accomplishes two things for spinal decompression.
From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates in growth of blood supply, stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured area.
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for everyone; however, our chiropractors ensure every patient is evaluated on an individual basis.
In most cases, spinal decompression is better than surgery. This is due to the fact that surgery physically alters the spine by removing all or part of the problematic disc. Although this can reduce the pressure on the nerve, and relieve the back pain, the surgery tends to place more stress on the healthy discs above and below. Complications from surgery can be severe and may result in debilitating conditions.
Do you have a herniated disc, multiple herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, or any other type of spinal problem? Is your doctor suggesting surgery, Pain Management, or Physical Therapy? Have you tried everything and just could not get enough relief? Come see our doctors in Salt Lake City and South Jordan and ask about spinal decompression.
Loss of local muscle control, abnormal posture and alterations in spinal curves are the probable underlying source of most spinal ‘compression’ and degeneration. Therefore spinal decompression helps tremendously in relieving the symptoms.
Spinal decompression therapy can often effectively enhance the healing process and render quick, effective and often amazing pain relief in a properly selected patient population (many who have previously failed other treatments). Additionally it may also be very useful in determining the overall prognosis of passive care and expediting the phase-in of rehab protocols.
Our clinical findings suggest spinal decompression will create a relatively quick initial response. Patients who will do well tend to feel a sense of relief (which can be direct pain cessation or a centralization of pain and/or reduction to an ache or stiffness) within six sessions. Full relief, if attainable through this passive treatment will usually be in 8-12 sessions. (Occasionally a ‘stubborn’ pain syndrome may continue to improve slowly over 15+ sessions though this is not the norm).
Often patients will be treated 4-6 sessions and notice enough relief to allow active rehab to begin. Their spinal decompression may continue (pre or post rehab depending on the methods chosen) for 4-6 further sessions before discontinuing or reducing the frequency.
Spinal decompression is a unique, non-surgical therapy developed for the treatment of chronic lower back pain, herniated discs and degenerative disc diseases.