What is Decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine, a type of motorized traction that will help relieve back pain and create a negative pressure to heal the disc.

Decompression heals by creating negative pressure. Decompression creates negative pressure within the disc, referred to as intra-discal pressure.

This pressure creates a vacuum that draws the bulging or herniated disc material back into the disc and allows for oxygen and blood flow to return to the affected areas to speed up healing and reduce pain.

  • Back pain symptoms
  • Radiating pain in back & neck
  • Numbness tingling or weakness in the legs or feet
  • Pain over the buttocks, down the back of the thigh and into the calf
  • Pain in one or both legs

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How does Spinal Decompression work?

Spinal decompression therapy relieves pressure from the shock-absorbing discs between the vertebrae. The cushioning discs get damaged from a spinal injury, poor posture or other health conditions. This causes severe neck and back pain that can be relieved through a series of spinal decompression therapies to create quick, effective vacuum forces inside these discs. This vacuum pressure helps pull fresh circulation and hydration back into the discs. By reshaping the discs, pressure is relieved from the pinched nerves and alleviates back and neck pain while providing pain relief from the disc itself. This therapy helps prevent unnecessary use of drugs or surgery.

What are the symptoms of Spinal Decompression patients?

First of all, it is important to give a detailed patient history at your consultation. We can better assess if this treatment is right for you. Spinal decompression has been most effective for patients who suffer from the following conditions: Sciatica Pain, neck pain, back pain, spinal injury, and headaches that stem from nerves pinched by degenerative, bulging, or herniated discs.

How does Spinal Decompression and Chiropractic work together?

Most people can benefit from chiropractic adjustments on a weekly basis. A spinal injury or misalignment usually requires chiropractic care to realign subluxations. Subluxations occur when vertebrae are not in the correct position or alignment. Everyone’s body gets out of whack for a variety of reasons. However, some patients need care outside of their regular adjustments. If you suffer from disc problems, they need treatment beyond the vertebrae realignment from an adjustment. This is why there are such a wide variety of complementary therapies available. Spinal decompression addresses all facets of your back pain, neck pain, spinal injury, sciatica, headaches, and more. We will bridge the gap by treating your overall spinal health through chiropractic care while also treating your specific condition through spinal decompression treatments.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is safe for most patients. It is a great alternative for drugs and surgery. During your consultation, we will do a complete examination to rule out any conditions that might cause a problem. Some contraindications are patients with advanced osteoporosis, pregnancy, obesity, and extensive nerve damage, including Degenerative Disc, Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, and Facet Syndrome. This will be discussed in further detail during your first visit.

How many manual spinal decompression treatments does it take before I see improvement?

This depends greatly on your individual condition. Generally speaking, long-term relief can be achieved between 4-8 sessions.

5 Benefits of Spinal Decompression:

  1. It’s Non-Invasive: Even if you suffer from severe back or neck pain, spinal decompression can help relieve much of the pain without the need for expensive and invasive surgeries. It is simply scheduling an appointment at our office, having the procedure done, and potentially walking out pain-free on the same day!
  2. Short Recovery Time: Traditional spinal surgery requires bed rest for weeks during recovery followed by physical therapy before returning to your everyday life. Whereas, chiropractic care can relieve the pressure on your spine helping to eliminate pain. The best part is you can walk out of the office on your own feeling pain free.
  3. Safe for All Ages: Regardless of your age, spinal decompression can benefit anyone. Guzzardo Chiropractic Center is a licensed and experienced chiropractor. The procedure is completely safe, and you will hardly feel a thing as the pressure is relieved on your spine.
  4. No Medication Required: In addition to being a safe procedure that will help your spine heal naturally and relieve pain, you won’t need to pay for expensive prescription drugs or experience the side effects of pain medications. You can simply walk out of our office feeling great, and you can immediately get back to living your normal life pain-free.
  5. Quick Procedure: Spinal decompression treatments usually only take about 30 minutes depending on each individual’s needs. You do not need to spend hours waiting in the hospital to achieve the back pain relief you have been searching for.