Spinal decompression therapy is a gentle, nonsurgical method used to help stretch your spine to instantly relieve any disc-related issues, stimulate blood flow, and promote long-term healing. 

Spinal decompression is a safe, viable treatment option for patients with sciatic nerve pain, back pain, and/or neck pain due to herniated disc or degenerative spinal discs. Today, we go over spinal decompression therapy and why it is such an effective treatment for reducing pain and discomfort. 

Spinal Decompression Therapy Explained

Spinal decompression is a technique chiropractors use to take pressure off of compressed discs and vertebrae. It is used as an alternative therapy to spinal surgery and works by slowly and gently stretching the spine. 

What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

There are numerous benefits to spinal decompression therapy, including pain reduction and relief from chronic disc-related pressure and pain. The therapy has been FDA cleared to treat the following symptoms: 

  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica 
  • Bulging discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative discs
  • Chronic neck and pain 
  • Post-surgical pain 

Spinal decompression therapy offers many benefits. Individuals seek out this type of treatment to help reduce and/or get rid of pain. This type of therapy has helped many lead a pain-free life. 

What Can You Expect During Treatment?

In a typical spinal decompression treatment session, you will first meet with your chiropractor to discuss your symptoms. You will then be fitted into a harness, which is designed to help decompress your low back and/or neck. During the session, your spine will be lengthened as your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. 

You might feel some pressure and a slight pulling sensation during a session. Many patients feel an immediate sense of relief and find additional relief over time. The treatment is both safe and relaxing. 

At Calispine, a spinal decompression session will take approximately 30 minutes. We provide a holistic approach for all our patients, so it is our goal to figure out where you pain is coming from and then create a tailored treatment plan to best address the root cause of it. We often include other therapies such as low-level laser therapy, corrective exercises, electrical stimulation, and active release techniques (ART) to supplement your treatment plan. We will get you lasting relief fast and then set you up for continued success with at home exercises and maintenance work so that you stay pain-free!

How Often Should You Do Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Speak to your chiropractor to determine how often you should come in for a spinal decompression therapy session. On average, most patients require anywhere from 10 to 28 treatments over five to seven weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits, whereas others may require more. 

Many patients find pain relief immediately after their first few treatments, and most experience a reduction in pain after the completion of their prescribed treatment plan. 

How to Know if Spinal Decompression Therapy Is for You

If you suffer from any back or neck pain caused by a herniated or bulging disc, you will most likely benefit from spinal decompression therapy. This type of therapy is also used to treat conditions like low back pain, Sciatica, and leg pain. It would be best to call your local chiropractor to learn more about this service, their approach, and if this method would work for you. 

Call our office at (760) 683-9219 or contact us online to learn more about our spinal decompression therapy treatment at Calispine.