Spinal Decompression FAQs
Conveniently located on Chestnut St. in Newark, New Jersey
What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, traction-based treatment that gently stretches the spine to relieve pressure on the discs and nerves. It is an effective therapy for various spine-related conditions, particularly those causing pain and discomfort.
What conditions can spinal decompression treat?
Spinal decompression is commonly used to treat conditions such as:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Sciatica pain
- Neck pain
- Numbness and tingling in arms or legs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Post-surgical complications
How does spinal decompression work?
During a spinal decompression session, you will lie on a specialized table, and a computer-controlled traction system will apply gentle, intermittent pulling forces to your spine. This process creates a negative pressure within the affected discs, promoting the movement of nutrients and oxygen to the injured area and aiding in the healing process.
How can spinal decompression improve your condition?
- To promote diffusion and enhance healing
- Reduce outer annular protrusions
- Reduce nerve/disc impingement
- Modulate mechanoreceptors
- Reduce muscular tonicity
- Foster directional preference
- Improve heathy fluids into the discs
Is spinal decompression painful?
Spinal decompression is generally a pain-free and comfortable procedure. Patients often find the gentle stretching of the spine to be relaxing. If you experience any discomfort, please inform your chiropractor, and they can adjust the treatment accordingly.
How long does a typical spinal decompression session last?
First time patients will be treated from 6-8 Minutes. Chronic or tolerant patients will be treated for 10-12 Minutes. Total set up and treatment time no longer than 15 minutes. Your chiropractor will determine the appropriate session duration for your needs.
How many spinal decompression sessions are needed?
The number of sessions required varies from patient to patient. Typical compression syndromes require 20 sessions. Based upon your specific classification it could vary between 12-30 sessions. The total number of treatments varies based on improvement in your condition. Our office typically does a follow up consultation at treatment 6 to make sure we are progressing. Recommended frequency of treatments is 4-5 times per week, but 3 is the minimum.
Is spinal decompression safe?
Spinal decompression is considered a safe and non-invasive treatment option. It is an FDA-approved therapy that has been used successfully by many patients to alleviate spinal pain and discomfort.
Who is a good candidate for spinal decompression?
Candidates for spinal decompression are typically individuals suffering from spinal conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, or degenerative disc disease. Your chiropractor will evaluate your condition and medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
Are there any contraindications for spinal decompression?
While spinal decompression is safe for most individuals, it may not be recommended for pregnant women, individuals with certain medical conditions (e.g., fractures, tumors, advanced osteoporosis), or those who have had recent spinal surgery. Your chiropractor will assess your specific situation to determine if spinal decompression is right for you
How can I schedule a spinal decompression appointment?
Scheduling a spinal decompression appointment is easy. Simply contact our office during business hours, and our staff will assist you in setting up a consultation with one of our experienced chiropractors. We look forward to helping you find relief from your spinal discomfort through spinal decompression therapy.
How much will it cost?
Decompression is an uncovered service with most insurance carriers. At our office, we make decompression affordable and we charge ½ as much as most of the other clinics in the area. Please ask us in private and myself or the staff will explain the benefits and or limitations to your coverage.
If you have more questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to our chiropractic office specializing in spinal decompression. We are here to assist you in your journey to improved spinal health.