How to Avoid Back Surgery With Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression therapy gently lengthens and releases a patient's spine with repetitive movements that are made on a special spinal decompression table. It is the decompression table that moves the patient and not the chiropractor. The chiropractor controls the mechanized movement of the table through computer assistance. As the table lengthens the patient's spine and releases tension within it, a pressure change is created between vertebrae. The stretching reduces the pressure on an affected disc and allows vital nutrients to return to the area. Our chiropractors in Vancouver provide spinal decompression therapy at Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC.
Why Should I Get Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Chiropractic spinal manipulation does not involve back surgery, and no anesthesia is administered. It is painless and drug-free. Here are a few conditions to consider treating with spinal decompression rather than having back surgery:
- One or more herniated discs
- Nerve impingement
- Chronic neck or back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
The Timeline for Spinal Decompression Therapy
A course of spinal decompression therapy typically occurs over 4 to 6 weeks with 12 to 20 sessions with each session lasting 15 to 30 minutes. Many patients report relief from their pain and discomfort after just a few sessions. Different conditions require different lengths of treatment, but upon discharge, nearly all patients report dramatic improvements in pain relief and range of motion.
Spinal Decompression Therapy in Vancouver, WA
During your first visit to Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC, our chiropractors in Vancouver will take a medical history from you and perform a thorough examination to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for spinal decompression. On occasion, some people are advised not to undergo spinal decompression therapy, especially if they have metal implants in their spine. If you are interested in spinal decompression therapy to relieve or eliminate your back pain and restore your range of motion and overall functionality, call us today at (360) 823-2225 to schedule a consultation.