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Spinal Decompression

woman in gray shirt holding lower backWhether you have severe back pain or a bulging or herniated disc, you want effective and lasting relief. Many people are told they’ll need surgery or painkillers, both of which can be risky. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a drug-free option to address your pain or disc issue. Best of all, you won’t need to go under the knife.

At Balanced Life Chiropractic, we use several methods of spinal decompression, including flexion distraction, lumbar traction, and the mechanical traction table to achieve the same goal of decompressing the spine.

Conditions It Can Help

Here are some of the main conditions that this therapy can address:

  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Moderate to Severe arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis

How Computerized Decompression Works

You will get harnessed to our mechanical traction table, which will ever so slowly and gently stretch your spine, and then it relaxes. This process opens up the space between spinal bones, creating a type of “respiration” in the fluid that surrounds the joint. The damaged disc, nerve, or joint receives nourishment and gets rid of cellular waste, enhancing the healing process.

The session typically lasts between 8-10 minutes after the adjustment, after which the patient can go home. Symptom relief depends on each case, depending on severity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does decompression hurt?

Many report relief almost immediately following the first session, but some people report a little soreness if the injury is pretty severe. Our doctor recommends icing after your session, as necessary.

How many sessions will I need?

Typically, we recommend 15-20 sessions for several weeks, but every patient is different. You will be given specific recommendations for your unique case.

How often should I come in for maintenance care?

Usually, we encourage patients to come in for monthly maintenance decompression. Some patients can benefit from weekly maintenance sessions, depending on their job and weight. Others may only require as little as one session a month for maintenance care.

What is the difference between traction and decompression?

Traction is intermittent, meaning it just pulls and relaxes repeatedly. The decompression program has a rest and action phase, meaning it pulls for 10 seconds and relaxes for 10 seconds. The cycle repeats, pulls, and then relaxes. This process repeats the entire time a patient is on the table, usually 8-10 minutes.

Book an Appointment

Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment for non-surgical spinal decompression!

Spinal Decompression Brighton CO | (303) 659-7140