Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical procedure designed to reduce or eliminate various forms of pain, and potentially help you avoid the need for back surgery.
What Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Is
Decompression therapy carefully stretches your spine while you lie on a traction table, either face-up or face-down. Controlled by a computer, the machine stretches and relaxes your spine. It’s a painless process.
At ABChiropractic, therapy begins with 3-4 sessions per week of 8-15 minutes. Approximately 20% of patients notice improvement within the first week, 40% within 2-3 weeks, and the rest by the 4-6 week marker. The number varies by condition and the severity. As your body heals and improves, the number of sessions decreases to as low as once a month for maintenance.
How Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Works
The gentle spinal stretch allows your body maneuver a bulging disc back in place and promotes better blood flow. The spine doesn’t get a huge blood supply; decompression counters this, allowing for more nutrients to reach your spine and promote a healing environment.
Optimal blood flow is critical to maintaining a healthy spine and helping you avoid the need for surgery (which often fails to provide any type of pain relief).
Conditions Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Treats
- Bulging discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Disc Degeneration
- Leg Pain
- Hip Pain
- Numbness in extremities
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression at ABChiropractic & Wellness
ABChiropractic & Wellness succeeds where other chiropractors have failed. For years, we have relieved pain and helped people avoid back surgery. We pair spinal decompression with either electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, or therapeutic laser to help relax muscles and further promote healing.
We’re certified in the KDT decompression technique. The certification course is taught by leading experts in spinal decompression who have trained doctors worldwide and treated thousands of patients using a variety of decompression systems.
The topics cover an array of subjects including proper patient selection and classification, patient positioning, treatment time, amount of force, and ancillary procedures. The course entails over 40 hours including hands-on training sessions, followed by a certification examination. It is approved by leading chiropractic colleges and covered by many insurance companies.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Give ABChiropractic Family & Wellness a call at (636) 916-0660 or go online and fill out our contact form.