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Spinal Decompression Facts

What does a spinal decompression do?
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes the pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc.


Is it good to decompress your spine?
It's good to decompress your spine for many reasons and many conditions. This non-surgical and drug-free treatment is fantastic for those with chronic back pain and spinal problems, especially if you're trying to find lasting relief and a way to potentially avoid surgery.


How quickly does spinal decompression work?
About 20% of patients will feel pain relief within the first week. Around 40% of patients will have significant relief within 2–3 weeks. The remaining 20% will get significant relief between 4–6 weeks.


Is spinal decompression therapy painful?
It is very rare for a patient to experience any pain during spinal decompression therapy. However, you will feel the stretch in your spine.
Who is a good candidate for spinal decompression?
If you're suffering from herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, diseased spinal nerve roots, worn spinal joints, or stubborn back and neck pain, you could be a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy.
What can you not do after spinal decompression?
Walking is an excellent way to keep active, but you should avoid heavy lifting, awkward twisting, and leaning when you do everyday tasks until you're feeling better.
How many spinal decompression sessions are needed?
A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 12-20 sessions over four to six weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits; some require more.

Is spinal decompression dangerous?
There are risks with spinal decompression. Before we start, we do a complete exam to eliminate all risks and determine if you are a good candidate for the decompression table.
What conditions does spinal decompression treat?
▪ Low back pain ▪ Facet syndrome ▪ Herniated disc ▪ Protruding disc ▪ Extruded disc ▪ Lumbar Sprain Strain ▪ Sciatica ▪ Spondylosis ▪ Spondylothesis Anterior and Posterior ▪ Spondylolysis
Congenital and Traumatic ▪ Spinal Fusion ▪ Failed Lumbar Surgical Syndrome ▪ Spinal Stenosis Congenital and Degenerative ▪ Degenerative Disc Disease ▪ Neuromuscular Reeducation ▪ Therapeutic Exercise ▪ Large Diameter Afferent Stimulation ▪ Small Diameter Afferent Stimulation ▪ Type II Mechanoreceptor Stimulation ▪ Pain Management ▪ Pain Reduction ▪ Pain Elimination ▪ Multimodal Sensory Stimulation

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