Decompression therapy works by gently, and painlessly stretching out your spine. It differs from tradition spinal traction by alternating between stretching and relaxing, which assists the healing process and allows for enduring health benefits.
It's a tested approach to improving your back pain and spinal issues. In a recent study 86% reported immediate symptom relief, and 84% continued to remain pain free after 90 days.
Individual sessions generally last for 20-30 minutes, but it's recommended to book multiple sessions to see the long-term benefits. Spinal decompression works hand in hand with your overall treatment plan to get you back to optimal health.
- Suffered back or neck pain for over one week
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (called radiculopathy)
How is spinal decompression therapy done?
You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. Your healthcare provider fits you with two harnesses and you lie down on the computer-controlled table. The computer settings are then customized to your specific condition.
Can anyone be treated?
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. It is also not recommended if you have had spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or cages).
For most patients, spinal decompression is a safe and effective therapy. Your healthcare provider can help you decide if spinal decompression is right for you and your specific condition.
Will I still need other therapy?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is generally only one part your overall treatment plan. There are other therapies your healthcare provider may recommend to help speed up your healing process. These often include: ice or heat therapy, chiropractic adjustments and/or active rehabilitation to strengthen spinal muscles