What Is Spinal Decompression?
Here at Anodyne of Rockwall, we focus on the non-surgical and non-invasive version of spinal decompression.
This kind of treatment is used to alleviate back and neck pain. It requires a special piece of equipment called a traction table. The table helps create negative pressure between the spinal discs, relieving pressure on the nerves causing the pain. This also allows the space to fill with water, oxygen and nutrients – rehydrating the degenerative discs.
This therapy treatment can be used to combat a variety of conditions causing back pain. We’ll talk more about the specific conditions this therapy can treat next.
Why is Spinal Decompression Performed?
Here at Anodyne of Rockwall, we perform spinal decompression therapy because it is an effective method for pain relief while also being a low-risk alternative to surgery.
Some of the most common reasons for a healthcare provider to offer spinal decompression include:
- Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Discs
How is Spinal Decompression Performed?
Spinal decompression therapy can help patients suffering from both acute and chronic back pain, via a doctor-controlled motorized traction board.
It can sound scary, but the motion is gentle – with a lot of patients even calling it a relaxing break.
The treatment is entirety customized to you and can vary depending on the severity of your pain.
What Should I Expect After Spinal Decompression?
Although spinal decompression is typically pain-free, if you suffer from extensive disc trauma then you may experience mild discomfort during and after your first few treatment sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions about Spinal Decompression
1. Does spinal decompression work?
Non-surgical spinal decompression has a high success rate. This depends entirely on the severity of your pain, and may also include partial success – lessened pain or some improvement in movement.
2. How often should you do spinal decompression?
The frequency depends on the severity of your back disc damage. Speak to a medical professional today to receive a custom plan for you.