Is Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Therapy For You?

Chiropractic Spinal Decompression TherapyChiropractic spinal decompression therapy is an effective, non-surgical traction technique that is very effective for treating lower back pain and other painful symptoms associated with degenerative spinal discs, herniated discs and sciatica. Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy works by decompressing the spinal discs utilizing a combination of multiple techniques such as traction, body positioning and distraction.

Do you suffer from chronic back pain? Do you feel like your life is being disrupted because of the persistent pain? At Lakeland Spine Center you will find highly skilled chiropractors who have had vast experience with Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy. Call us today so to schedule an appointment we can help get you on the path to recovery at the earliest.

Who Should Consider Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical procedure. It is usually done to treat painful conditions that are usually associated with the spine. Some of the more common back issues that can be treated by Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy may include but are not limited to:

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Back or neck pain
  • Sciatica, which manifests as weakness, tingling or pain that extends down the leg
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Damaged or diseased spinal nerve roots
  • Worn out spinal joints

If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, you must consult with a chiropractor in order to get more information and advice on chiropractic spinal decompression therapy. This is a non-surgical procedure, which means you do not have to deal with the pain and healing that usually follows most surgical procedures.

While Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy is totally safe for most patients, there are a few circumstances under which it is unadvisable.

Who Should Not Consider Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Women who are pregnant should not consider this therapy as it could affect the fetus. Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy is also not advisable if your back pain is due to a fracture, advanced osteoporosis, a tumor, metal implants in the spine or abdominal aortic aneurysm.

What To Expect With This Therapy

Treatment sessions can vary anywhere from about 45 minutes to 60 minutes. In most cases, you will need to go for 15 to 20 decompression/traction treatment sessions. The frequency is about 3 to 5 times a week. Most patients experience considerable relief from the painful symptoms after just a few sessions. These treatment sessions are often combined with physiotherapy that help to condition the muscles and prevent any further deterioration.