Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression is a great way to treat patients suffering from Neck and Back Pain related to Degenerative Disc Disease, Disc Herniations or Bulges, as well as Sciatic Pain. This is a non-invasive treatment for patients and a great alternative to surgery. A decompression treatment slowly and gently lengthens and releases pressure in the spine through repetitive movements. The table pulls and releases, at alternating increments of weight, creating a pressure change within the intervertebral disc, surrounding soft tissue, and joints. This pressure change allows the disc bulges or herniations and nutrients to be pulled back into the disc.

This acts to rehydrate the disc, which is the padding between the bones, and surrounding structures to create a physiological change. This physiological change assists the body’s natural healing process. Typically, a patient will experience significant improvement with somewhere between 20-25 treatments. Research suggests that continued improvement is seen up to four years following decompression treatment program.

We frequently incorporate spinal decompression therapy into injury rehabilitation treatments for car accident injuries, such as whiplash, and sports injuries. Depending on your pain management and injury rehabilitation needs, we may also combine spinal decompression treatments with corrective exercises, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Our goal is to support and accelerate the healing process while naturally relieving back and neck pain.

If you have been diagnosed with sciatica, a bulging disc or chronic back or neck pain, spinal decompression therapy can help. This revolutionary therapy is different from traditional medical treatments that rely on medication to “cover up” pain. Decompression therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive alternative to back surgery and prescription painkillers.

Why Compressed Discs Cause Pain

When a herniated or bulging disc slips out of its normal position, it will usually compress nearby nerves. This compression inhibits the nerve’s ability to properly send and receive messages from the spinal cord and brain. As long as this nerve compression continues, patients will suffer pain.

How It Works

Spinal decompression therapy creates space between the different vertebrae, providing room for the herniated or bulging disc to return to its proper space in the spine. This relieves pressure on the nerves. Through the specific stretch and release protocols of the decompression procedure, negative pressure is created in the disc. This vacuum effect draws any herniated disc material back into the disc. By reversing the effects of compression in the spine, increased circulation occurs which aids in the healing process.

The utilization of Spinal decompression therapy creates space between the different vertebrae, as illustrated in the diagram above. This then provides room for the herniated or bulging disc to return to its proper space in the spine, which in turn relieves pressure on the nerves.

5 most common ailments Treated

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Failed back surgery
  • Ongoing lower back or neck pain that is not responding to traditional spinal treatment by a M.D., D.O., D.C. or P.T.

Typical Decompression Treatment

During a decompression therapy treatment, the patient is securely strapped onto a table lying down. A computerized program controls the table, moving it at precise intervals to gently create space in the spine. Many patients experience significant relief after only one treatment. A series of 20-24 treatments over several weeks typically produces the best long-term results. Every patient is different, however, so we will tailor the treatment to your individual needs. You may benefit from additional sessions or only need a few to start feeling healthy again.

We Can Help

Spinal decompression therapy is an effective treatment for spinal stenosis, sciatica, and bulging and herniated discs, chronic pain, and failed back surgery. We frequently incorporate spinal decompression therapy into treatments for car accident injuries, such as whiplash, work-related injuries, and sports injuries. Our goal is to support and accelerate the healing process while naturally relieving back and neck pain.

At Healthworks Chiropractic, we are committed to helping each patient live an active, pain-free life. If you suffer from back or neck pain, then spinal decompression therapy is an integral part of getting you back to doing what you want to do, when you want to do it. Rather than masking your pain using a medication, this treatment addresses the underlying cause of the pain!

Patients with sciatica, back, and neck pain patients choose spinal decompression therapy because it is a long-term, effective solution that really works. If you are considering surgery to cope with your back pain, we urge you to try decompression therapy first. Professional athletes have used this treatment successfully for years to manage chronic pain due to back injuries. We are excited to now offer this life-changing treatment to our patients.

We have locations in Franklin and Murfreesboro to help meet your needs. We look forward to getting you back to your life!