Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, pain-free treatment that reduces or eliminates back pain, neck pain, radiating arm pain, sciatica, from personal injury. When performed, spinal decompression therapy has a high success rate when it comes to alleviating pain, reducing numbness or other symptoms, and improving reduced mobility associated with spinal compression. Spinal decompression can even help some patients avoid back surgery.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Time causes wear and tear to the tough outer coating of the discs, which can eventually get brittle and crack. The disc can herniate, or push outside its normal location to press against nerves and cause pain. Pressure from the vertebrae can also cause the discs to rupture. The gel-like interior of the disc can seep out and press against the nerves to cause pain.
Spinal Decompression Process
The upper part of the table stays in a fixed position while the lower part slides back and forth to provide intermittent traction to the harness and relaxation. The patient should not feel any pain during the treatment, but they should feel a stretching of their spine.
Decompression therapy often involves several treatments, which can last 30 to 45 minutes each, over a 4 to 6 week period.
The Benefits of Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression may be the right treatment to treat your neck, back, arm, or leg pain. For more information about spinal decompression, contact Bay Chiropractic & Rehabilitation at (310) 993-8482.