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 nerve pain. This is a non-invasive treatment for patients to not only alleviate pain, but also a great alternative to surgery. A decompression treatment slowly and gently lengthens, which then alleviates pressure within the spine through repetitive movements. The table pulls and releases at alternating increments of weight, which then creates a pressure change within the intervertebral disc that surrounds the soft tissue, and joints. This pressure change allows the bulge or herniation to be pulled back in, thus allowing nutrients, and oxygenated blood back within disc space. The negative pressure change creates an optimal space for the disc to heal properly.

Spinal decompression acts to rehydrate the disc, which is the padding between the bones that acts as a shock absorber to the body. When this pressure change occurs within the disc, its surrounding structures work to create a physiological change. This physiological change assists the body’s natural healing process, which in turn, will alleviate discomfort in the area where pain is present. Typically, a patient will experience significant improvement with somewhere between 20-24 treatments. Research suggests that continued improvement is seen up to four years following the decompression treatment program.

We frequently incorporate spinal decompression therapy into rehabilitation treatments for injuries ranging from whiplash as a result of an automobile accident, degenerative changes that have occurred throughout the years, or a sports-related injury. 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, with a multifaceted approach that is specific to the individual, while naturally relieving back and neck pain.

If you have been diagnosed with a neurological dysfunction such as sciatica, a bulging disc or deal with 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 or temporarily alleviate symptoms . 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 be accompanied by compression of the nearby nerves. This compression inhibits the nerve’s ability to properly send and receive messages from the spinal cord to the brain. As long as this nerve compression continues, patients will suffer pain.

How It Works

Spinal decompression therapy works to create space between the different vertebrae, which provides room for the herniated or bulging disc to return to its proper space in the spine. When space is created, it 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 within the spine, increased circulation can occur, which then aids in the healing process.

The utilization of spinal decompression therapy creates space between the different vertebrae, which alleviates the pressure and pain that you may be feeling.  This then provides room for the herniated or bulging disc to return to its proper space within the spine, which in turn relieves pressure on the nerves.

6 most common ailments Treated

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Nerve Impingement ( Such as Sciatica, Thoracic outlet syndrome, and Cervical radiculopathy)
  • 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, which is why we will tailor the treatment to your individual needs, ensuring great results! You may benefit from additional sessions for more chronic ailments, or if the problem is less severe, you may reap the benefits with just a few sessions. Rest assured, our doctors will find the best protocol that is specific for you and your needs!

We Can Help

Spinal decompression therapy is an effective treatment for spinal stenosis (narrowing of the space in between the spine), nerve-related pain,  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, or with painful injections, that for the most part are temporary, spinal decompression addresses the underlying cause of the pain and stops it right in its tracks!

Patients with sciatica, back, and neck pain choose spinal decompression therapy because it is a long-term, risk-free, effective solution that really works. If you are considering surgery to cope with your back pain, we urge you to try decompression therapy first. Everyone from professional athletes, to somebody who has been involved in an automobile accident 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 two locations which are in Franklin and Murfreesboro, Tennessee to help meet your needs. We look forward to getting you back to your life!

Schedule your $39 initial exam and decompression visit today!

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