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How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work? 

Spinal decompression therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses highly specific traction pull patterns to naturally realign the spine, release pinched nerves, and helps patients live pain-free. A top-quality Oviedo Chiropractor can help you find relief with this new therapy. Spinal decompression therapy helps relieve pain in three ways:


  • It increases the size of the hole, also called the IVF, where the nerve is trapped which frees the nerve.
  • The therapy causes a negative pressure in the disc that helps brings the disc back to its natural position.
  • It does a pumping motion that allows for nutrients to gently and effectively be brought back to the disc, also called imbibition.

In basic terms, spinal decompression therapy works by gently stretching the area where the nerves are pinched in the spine.

How Does a Spinal Decompression Table Work? 

There are different brands of decompression tables, but they all work in a relatively similar way. The table has a decompression computerized unit that allows for the therapist to set specific pull patterns and weight patterns. This is done to allow for decompression to occur. There are different settings and options for the machines, one of the most common ways to use it is for neck decompression with a setting for the cervical spine disc issues.

Also, during treatment electrical muscle stimulation is used to help relax the muscles. This will help with decompression as it will make the process easier. The machine and your muscles will not be fighting against each other when the muscles relax. This makes the process easier and will further aid in recovery. Ice is used after treatment to help reduce inflammation that might occur.

What to Expect 

You should not feel any pain during your treatment. It should feel like a gentle pull. Most find the procedure to be relaxing, some find it to be so relaxing that they fall asleep. Most chiropractors go in after decompression and do chiropractic work. In some cases, there will be rehabilitation and/or physical therapy used as well. The type of chiropractic care that is used is called corrective and is a gentle way to realigning the spine. In the most extreme cases, class 4 lasers are used to further help inflammation and pain. This also helps promote healing at a higher level. The changes can be visible with a pre-x-ray and post-x-ray.

The most dramatic improvements come after there is a combination of corrective chiropractic care, spinal decompression therapy, and physical therapy. This treatment of the whole body can be very helpful and can lead to long-term results that last.

What Problems Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Help? 

Many different conditions can be helped with spinal decompression therapy, which can aid in back pain relief. These are some of the conditions that suffers can find back pain relief from:

  • Disc Problems
  • Herniated Disc
  • Disc Injury
  • Disc Bulges
  • Sciatica Numbness
  • Back Pain
  • Tingling Up and Down the Arms and Legs
  • Chronic Debilitating Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck Issues


How Long Does the Therapy Take? 

Spinal decompression therapy treatments typically take fifteen or twenty minutes.

Not everyone is a great candidate for spinal decompression surgery. If you are pregnant, have a fracture, tumor, advanced osteoporosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and/or metal implants in the spine, this therapy would not be the best choice to meet your needs. Otherwise, you should find some physical comfort and relief with the therapy by seeing us soon!

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