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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, or sciatica?  If you do, you’ll be glad to hear that we offer safe and effective spinal decompression therapy in our office. 

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a great way to restore your back to health. 

Studies have show that spinal decompression can effectively treat back pain, sciatica, disc herniations, and other pain conditions. 

How does spinal decompression help your spine heal?

Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae and these are separated by tough, fibrous, flexible discs.  The discs allow your spine to flex, bend, and twist, and also act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. 

If your back is injured, strained, or if you have chronic pain the individual segments of your spine can become immobile, tight, and restricted.  This fixation of the spine creates tremendous pressure on the discs.  This pressure can cause the discs to bulge, or herniate, or cause inflammation of the nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. 

If the nerves become irritated or pinched it can cause back pain, sciatica, or even numbness and tingling in your hip and leg.  Spinal decompression works by gently stretching your spine and reducing the pressure on your discs.  Restoring your spine’s natural function and flexibility. 

The treatment process is easy and relaxing.  First the doctor will determine the specific area of the spine to target and configure the decompression machine. 

During a decompression treatment, you will lie comfortably on a padded table.  A belt fits around your waist and your lower chest.  Then the computer control decompression system slowly and precisely stretches your spine, then releases.  Over the course of a treatment your spine will be carefully stretched and relaxed many times, decompressing the affected discs of the spine.  This increases circulation, hydration, and nutrition to the disc. 

Medical studies have shown the effectiveness of spinal decompression.  In 2010 researchers performed CT scans on patients before and after spinal decompression and found that not only did they have a dramatic improvement in symptoms but there was also a significant improvement in disc height after treatment. 

A 1998 study found that spinal decompression patients had a 90% reduction in disc herniations measured by MRI scans.  And a Stanford 2008 study found that non-surgical decompression resulted in a 83% reduction in back pain with a high rate of patient satisfaction. 

You don’t need to suffer from back pain, neck pain, or sciatica.  Call our office today at 775-329-4402 to setup a consultation to see if non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can help you get back to health.