Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy applied to the spine to relieve back and leg pain. Spinal decompression is a safe, non-surgical, and effective treatment offered at Dominguez Injury Centers. If you are suffering from back or neck pain, Spinal Decompression may be the key to help you get out of pain and get your life back.
How does Spinal Decompression work?
X-rays are asafe and cost effective way to view the structure and overall condition of the spine.
Spinal decompression is noninvasive therapy in which your compressed vertebrae are stretched back into their correct position. This relives the pressure on your nerves that are the source of neck and back pain, and other discomforts, such as tingling or numbness. Spinal treatment is a core competency of chiropractic care and spinal decompression is one of your chiropractor’s most effective treatment methods. We’ve had patients who were told by other medical practitioners that they’d just have to learn to live with their pain for the rest of their lives, and who prescribed heavy duty prescription drugs as a pain management aid.
The suctioning force of the decompression restores the injured discs to healthy functioning. It fosters improved circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the injured tissues, promoting healing. This lessens inflammation and relieves your low back, upper back and chronic neck pain. Your spinal health restored and your pain relieved, you’ll be able to return to resume your regular lifestyle.
How Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Done?
You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The doctor fits you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. You either lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.
A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons and muscles is a vital part of Spinal Decompression. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.