Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Right for You?

Do you regularly experience back pain? Have you been diagnosed with a type of pain that may require surgery?

Spinal decompression is a safe way to decrease the pressure on the spine, thereby increasing circulation and reducing pain. Read on to find out if this may be the right option to treat your back pain.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a commonly-used, non-invasive type of back pain treatment. It is an advanced form of therapy that, when used in combination with other types of treatment, has proven to be safe and effective for many individuals.

The process of decompression involves a gentle stretching of the spine, which changes the position of the vertebra, removes pressure on discs, and reduces pain and pressure in the affected area. As the pressure is removed, there's more room for blood and oxygen to flow to the area, helping it to heal.

What Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Treat?

Spinal decompression therapy is used to treat many different ailments. Here are just a few of the more common types of injuries that it may help with.

Disc Problems

Degenerative disc disease is a common side effect of aging. It may also occur due to injury or repetitive strain. It's characterized by deterioration of the vertebrae disks. Symptoms of degenerative disc disease include low- to mid-level pain and sometimes intense flare-ups. Decompression therapy has proven quite successful in treating this type of disc problem.

Herniated discs are another type of disc problem that sometimes requires surgery. However, your chiropractor will likely recommend that you try non-invasive treatments like spinal decompression before moving onto surgery. The general idea is that a vacuum will take the pressure off of nerve roots and eliminate pain.


Those experiencing the often-extreme pain of sciatica have found relief with decompression therapy since it is a way of relieving pressure on the nerves. This treatment can help lower back, buttock, and leg pain that is common with sciatica.

Nerve Problems

Though most back- and spine-related pain has something to do with the nerves, sometimes the nerves are the primary source of pain if they are injured or disease. When nerves are impaired, people experience pain and numbness as well as weakness that can cause them to become uncoordinated or even immobile.

How Do You Know if Spinal Decompression Therapy is the Right Choice?

Spinal decompression therapy may be used in conjunction with other therapies. It's a safe and easy process that takes up to an hour. It involves lying upside-down (in some position) on a table, after which the doctor will customize the type of decompression required for your injury.

Most patient requires several treatments that are typically frequent, possibly even up to one a day.

Contact Chiro-Med today to schedule your FREE Consultation to see if this treatment is right for you.

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