If you’re having chronic spinal problems, you may have contemplated resorting to surgery. Perhaps your doctor has even recommended that you go through a procedure or you’ve already seen a surgeon. What you may not be aware of is that spinal decompression is a fantastic option for disc-related difficulties such as
- Disc herniation
- Disc bulge
- Failed back surgery
- Facet syndrome
How Spinal Decompression Works
Spinal decompression is a form of therapy that involves a specialized table. It uses traction forces at a level that your body doesn’t react to. With a negative pressure applied to the spine, the disc can be reabsorbed. Fluids and nutrients can reach the disc as it’s put back into its proper place, allowing your body to heal.
Your Thorough Evaluation Process
If you’re wondering whether spinal decompression is right for you, we will be happy to evaluate you. During our examination process, we can identify if you are a candidate. If so, we’ll get you started right away. Typically, you’ll receive a total of 25-40 treatment sessions of spinal decompression. If you look at before-and-after MRIs, you can see the disc reabsorption that has occurred during your treatment period.
Though nonsurgical and a simple concept, spinal decompression is highly effective.
Combining Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression
Did you know that chiropractic care and spinal decompression share many of the same benefits? After you get adjusted by your chiropractor, you’ll go to our decompression table. It’s in a darkened, relaxing space. We’ll tolerance-test you first and begin with shorter periods of time on the table. With each visit, we’ll add time to your session.
We’ll likely start with a high frequency, such as three times a week. Research supports that beginning with this frequency is beneficial. There is a button you can press at any time if you’d like to stop or get attention, and we’ll come to you immediately.
A Mayo Clinic Study Reveals Remarkable Results
According to a pilot study conducted by the Mayo Clinic and supervised by John Leslie, M.D., spinal decompression is proven to be 88.9% effective for back and neck pain.
The conditions included herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative discs, failed back surgery, and facet syndrome.
Prior to treatment, the participants had an average pain score of 6.4 out of 10 and had pain for more than six months. The subjects had a 6-week treatment protocol of 20 treatments.
Following treatment, there was an average decrease in pain to 0.8 out of 10. In addition to decreased pain, subjects had improved function and required fewer analgesics after treatment. No safety issues or adverse effects were reported.