PUBLISHED ON October 15, 2023
Are you experiencing chronic pain in your neck, back, or hip? You can live a life pain-free when you receive spinal decompression therapy. Keep reading to learn everything you should know about the types of spinal decompression treatment and the conditions it can help treat.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy involves the use of a specific decompression table in conjunction with computerized technology. It is often used by chiropractors and physiotherapists as an effective and non-invasive measure to help alleviate pain and increase overall mobility of the spine
Spinal decompression treatment successfully relieves pressure by gently pulling on the spinal discs, and doctors can tailor the treatment to the patient’s condition. While the treatment has no long-term risks, you may experience minor muscle spasms or temporary soreness in the treatment area.
Types of Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy works for relieving pressure in multiple ways:
- Lumbar: The lumbar region is the lower part of your spine from just below your ribs down to your hips. Spinal decompression creates negative intradiscal pressure within the spine. When negative intradiscal pressure is created within the spine, it provides pain relief to the individual!
- Cervical: Your cervical spine consists of the upper vertebrae in your neck. Cervical treatments relieve pressure in this zone by stretching the neck vertebrae and adjusting the upper discs through intentional force.
What Does Spinal Compression Treat?
Spinal decompression treatment successfully treats several conditions, including the following:
- Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the nerve
- Herniated or bulging discs, where your spinal discs bulge or slip out of place
- Sciatica, characterized by pressure on your lower back’s sciatic nerve
- Lumbar radiculopathy, a condition similar to sciatica
- Intervertebral joint dysfunction, similar to degenerative disc disease
- Lumbar facet syndrome is a degradation of the cartilage in the lumbar facet joints
- Spondylolisthesis is when a vertebra in your spine has moved forward on another vertebra
- Muscle strain, characterized by torn muscles
- Whiplash injuries, such as those from car accidents
- Arthritis, which often comes with age
If you experience any of these conditions, speak with your chiropractor about receiving spinal decompression treatment. It can also help you heal from a failed spinal surgery. Studies show that, while you may need occasional maintenance sessions, decompression therapy creates long-lasting results.
Whether you’re healing from surgery or dealing with chronic pain, spinal decompression therapy can help you find relief and faster healing. With no long-term risks and a documented history of effectively treating pain, it’s among your best options for managing your condition.
If you’re ready to start your journey toward healing and wellness at ALWC, contact us today.