Spinal decompression is a form of therapy used to relieve back and neck pain by gently decreasing the pressure within the spine's discs. At Joint Effort Chiropractic, we use high-tech machines for Non-surgical spinal decompression. This treatment is computer-controlled and works by decompressing painful or herniated discs by extending and relaxing the vertebra through an oscillating series.
Non-surgical spinal decompression treatment decreases the need for manual force on the vertebra by focusing on specific spinal segments and discs to restore. The treatment takes around 20 minutes, and most patients notice significant improvement after 6-10 treatments. Once you experience decreased pain, you may still need a few more treatments to heal the spinal discs completely.
People seek out Non-surgical spinal decompression for various spinal conditions. These conditions include:
Non-surgical spinal decompression can be done safely on most people. If you have questions, talk to your chiropractor about whether you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment. Generally, Non-surgical spinal decompression should not be performed on pregnant women. Some other people who should not have spinal decompression are those who have:
More research is needed to evaluate the full effectiveness of Non-surgical spinal decompression. Researchers need to compare Non-surgical spinal decompression to surgery and other alternatives, such as anti-inflammatory pain relievers, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, rest, exercise, bracing, chiropractic, and acupuncture.
Call our office today or use our online scheduling tool if you’d like to find out more about Non-surgical spinal decompression to see if it’s right for you. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.