Spinal Decompression Therapy

What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that helps to relieve back and neck pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine which changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated discs can retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Has Been Used To Treat:

1. Back and neck Pain
2. Sciatica (pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg)
3. Bulging or herniated discs
4. Degenerative disc disease
5. Worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome)
6. Injured or pinched spinal nerve roots

How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

Throughout the treatment you will be fully clothed and laying face down or face up on a computerized controlled table. If you are receiving treatment to your lumbar spine, a harness will be fitted around your pelvis and another around your upper back. When receiving treatment on your cervical spine, your neck will be resting in a harness and a strap will be placed over your forehead. The treatment protocol will be customized to your weight and specific needs and last between 30 to 45 minutes. The amount of sessions required varies depending on the type and severity of your condition.

Before or after therapy, you may receive other types of treatment, such as:

1. Chiropractic adjustments
2. Heat or cold therapy
3. Myofascial/trigger point therapy
4. Shockwave therapy

At Wellness Way Chiropractic in Burlington, we know that everyone’s spine is unique and will tailor a treatment plan that is specific to your condition and health goals. A thorough examination will be performed to determine the underlying cause of your problem and the necessary treatments will be prescribed.