Spinal Decompression Therapy - What Is It, And Is It The Right Choice For You?

Back pain often times is one of the most debilitating types of physical discomfort, and unfortunately it is a common occurrence for many reasons. Spinal decompression is a noninvasive procedure available to help treat back pain and has been a proven method to relief without requiring surgery. Dr. Adorable at Advanced Wellness and Rehab Center specializes in Spinal Decompression.

Spinal decompression helps to alleviate accumulated pressure over time inside the discs of the back, which are located between each vertebra in your spine. This pressure, often caused by common issues such as bad posture, is relieved through a decompression table with the help of technology. Pressure is then relieved during this treatment by allowing for nutrients and oxygen to flow back into the disc.

Please consider the following to evaluate whether spinal decompression is the right choice for you.

1. Safety

Spinal decompression eliminates the need for surgery and/or drugs, making it a safer alternative than other treatment methods. The chance of injury during this process are slim to none, so there is no need to worry or be anxious about the procedure in the way you would if undergoing surgery.

2. Effectiveness

Healing begins quickly - usually after the first session. Each spinal decompression session lasts anywhere from 30-45 minutes (dependent on the severity of your condition). It is recommended that a patient goes through 15-30 sessions over a six-week period for maximum effectiveness. A harness is used to gently stretch the spine, which opens each pressure filled disc and allows for oxygen and fluids to flow – immediately relieving pain. Spinal decompression has a 90% success rate in relieving pain and in showing a demonstrative change on MRI in reducing the disc protrusion or herniation.

3. Painless

Enjoy a completely painless and relaxing treatment. During a spinal decompression session, a harness is gently fastened around the hips while you are positioned on a decompression table, which slowly moves vertically to stretch the spine. This process can be very relaxing as pressure is relieved between each vertebra.

4. Cost Effective

Compared to surgery, spinal decompression is a much less costly option with a quick recovery time. Spinal surgery can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and does not always have a 100% success rate. Spinal decompression, on the other hand, allows for a full recovery of disc problems, medication-free. Aside from the long recovery process, surgery always requires patients to be on pain medication, which has its own set of side effects.

5. Fewer Side Effects

Side effects are rare with spinal decompression, but may include slight pain and/or muscle spasms. In comparison, spinal surgery can result in much more serious side effects, such as bleeding, infection, stroke, heart attack or nerve damage. When available, spinal decompression is a safer and lower risk option than surgery.

Dr. Reynado Adorable of Advanced Wellness Center is a board certified Chiropractic Physician. He has been in practice for over 30 years and specializes in Spinal Decompression Therapy. Book an appointment online, or call 972-947-2269 to schedule your visit and consultation.