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How Spinal Decompression Is Done?

- Thursday, March 30, 2023
Vida Chiropractic

One of our pain management service offerings here at Newark's Vida Chiropractic is spinal decompression. You may already know that spinal decompression is a soothing and non-surgical treatment option for reducing back pain. This chiropractic treatment is designed to address the underlying cause of the pain rather than just masking the symptoms. Read on to learn about how spinal decompression is accomplished?

The treatment is accomplished on an adjustable table that is specifically designed for spinal decompression. The patient lies on their back and the table is slowly adjusted to stretch the spine. Our tables are motorized, which allow the chiropractor to control the speed and pressure of the stretch. The doctor can also adjust the settings on the table to target specific areas of the spine that may be causing the pain.

The patient typically lies on the table for 20-30 minutes at a time, although the exact amount of time will depend on the patient’s condition, the doctor’s assessment, and the severity of the patient’s pain. During the session, the patient experiences a pleasing and mild stretching sensation.

Spinal decompression is often used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, and facet syndrome. We’ve delivered relief to patients with each of these conditions. In addition to providing pain relief, spinal decompression can also help improve flexibility and range of motion in the spine. This can help to improve posture and reduce the risk of future injury.

Spinal decompression is typically done in a series of treatments, once again, with each session lasting anywhere from 20-30 minutes. With that said, we have had cases where patients enjoyed such dramatic improvement after their very first session that they went on with their lives in shocked amazement. Most often, however, the full benefit of the treatment may not be realized until a course of treatment has been completed. You and your Stinson chiropractic team work together to figure that out.

If you are interested in a drug and surgery-free path to pain mitigation, contact Vida Chiropractic. Let us assess your condition and find the right solution to address it.