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What Is Non Surgical Decompression, and How Does It Work?

When you have tried physical therapy and other treatments for chronic back pain with little or no success, your doctor might be starting to talk about surgery. If you want to try to avoid a long and hard recovery, you’ll need to find other alternative treatments. Spinal decompression is a completely safe non surgical solution to chronic lower back pain caused by sciatica and disc disorders or conditions. But what is it, and how does it help? Here’s what you need to know.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is essentially a series of strategic and controlled stretches. It is a treatment thought to relieve back pain by relieving pressure on the affected discs. It is a particularly effective treatment for patients with herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.

What happens during spinal decompression?

When you come in for a spinal decompression treatment, we will have you lie upon the computerized table where you will be harnessed to keep you in place as the table moves throughout the treatment. The doctor controls the table, causing it to prove traction and stretch the spine significantly, then relaxing it for a few minutes. This intermittent stretching decompresses the back, relieving pressure and chronic pain.

How does spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression is thought to work because pressure is relieved between the discs, allowing them to settle with less inflammation and more flexibility, which in turn leads to decreased pain levels. You’ll need up to 20 sessions over the course of 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the severity of your condition. The treatment is completely safe and comfortable and can provide true results.

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