If you experience back pain, you know how disruptive it is to your life. Spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical treatment for back pain caused by bulging, herniated, or degenerative spinal discs. It is used to take pressure off the spinal discs and other structures of the spine. The purpose of these discs is to provide a cushion between the vertebrae (the bones of the spine), but when they start to bulge or compress the nerve roots, it results in excruciating back pain. Spinal decompression therapy can effectively relieve your back pain by promoting the optimal healing environment for these injured discs. Successful treatment allows more of your nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to reach the affected disc(s) to expedite healing.
During nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, you will lie back on a therapeutic table that uses a motorized traction device to gently stretch the spine. The table is controlled electronically by your doctor using customized settings to decompress the injured structures of your spine. Treatment sessions last between 20 to 45 minutes, and you will likely be prescribed multiple sessions over the span of 5 to 7 weeks, for maximum benefit.
To determine if spinal decompression therapy is right for you, your doctor will review your history, x-rays, and any other imaging tests. In general, it is a good nonsurgical option for many people who suffer from back pain. In fact, it is often a better choice and has more predictable outcomes than a treatment approach utilizing medication, injections, or surgery. Every patient is different, but most people experience immediate pain relief from spinal decompression therapy, and continued improvement with repeated sessions.
At Cobb Pain & Rehab, our chiropractors truly care about your health and comfort. Our dedicated team is here to help you achieve maximum pain relief in minimal time. We will assess your back pain thoroughly to determine which forms of treatment will best improve your condition.