Dr. Oscar Noriega DC

Spine decompression

Chronic neck and back pain impacts day to day life. Taking painkillers only gives temporary pain relief, and is not safe for long-term use. Spinal decompression is a safe and non-invasive procedure providing effective pain relief.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression involves using a motorized traction unit to stretch your spine. Back traction helps remove the pressure accumulated in the soft, gel-like discs located between spinal vertebrae while reducing pressure on the spinal nerves. It also alleviates herniated discs and encourages healthy body circulation.

You will experience alternating stretch and relaxation cycles through the session.

WHY MAY I NEED SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?

There is always the chance of the discs in your spinal vertebrae moving out of position, getting damaged, herniated, or starting to  bulge. Disc problems can be painful and affect your movement. Spinal decompression helps by stretching the vertebrae to provide enough room for the discs’ realignment.

Though spinal decompression is usually used to treat disc-related problems, itmay also use it to treat conditions like:

  • Failed back surgery
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Broken or fractured vertebrae
  • Facet syndrome
  • Pain caused by car accidents, work or sports injuries
  • Chronic pain after surgeries
  • Repetitive stress
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Back pain and discomfort in pregnant women
  • Back pain or neck pain not getting treated by regular spinal treatment

BENEFITS OF SPINAL DECOMPRESSION

There are multiple benefits associated with spinal decompression therapy besides immediate pain relief. They include:

  • Improved nerve function
  • Better circulation
  • A non-invasive, non-surgical, and drug-free pain management option
  • Improved movement and mobility
  • Reduced stress and tension

Different types of spinal traction

There are various types of spinal traction we may perform based on the pain area. It includes:

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING SPINAL DECOMPRESSION TREATMENT?

A motorized table is used for spinal decompression treatment. The table has two halves; one half is stationary, and the other moves back and forth. The upper body rests on the stationary portion and the bottom half of your body, on the moving portion.

A harness is placed around your hips to attach the bottom half of your body to the table. As part of the procedure, the table moves back and forth. This motion gently pulls on your vertebrae to stretch and relax your spine. It also helps any protruding discs and tissue to move back in place.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?

Each session lasts about 30-45 minutes, and most people require 15 to 30 sessions over a month or two. Spinal decompression isn’t painful. You may only feel a stretch in your back.

After spinal decompression session, you may also be provided guidance about the exercises that promote healing.

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