5 Benefits of Spinal Decompression

Back Pain? Spinal Decompression May Be Right For You

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Back pain can be one of the most debilitating forms of discomfort, and happens to many people for various reasons. Luckily, a simple, noninvasive treatment called spinal decompression is available and has produced numerous success stories for relieving pain without having to have surgery. Spinal decompression involves the process of alleviating pressure that is built up over time inside the discs of the back, which are located between each vertebra. This pressure, often caused by common issues and injuries such as bad posture, is relieved through a decompression table with the help of technology. Pressure is then relieved during this treatment by allowing for nutrients and oxygen to flow back into the disc. Check out a few benefits below to see if it's right for you. 

1. It’s Effective

Healing will begin as soon as after the first session. Each spinal decompression session lasts about 30 to 45 minutes long depending on the severity, and is recommended to be done around 15 to 30 times over a six-week period. A harness is used to gently stretch the spine, which opens each pressure filled disc and allows for oxygen and fluids to flow – immediately relieving pain.

2. It’s Safe

With no need for surgery or drugs, spinal decompression can be a safer alternative than other treatment methods. The chances of being injured during this process are zero to none, so there’s no fear or anxiety before-hand like there would be before going into an operating room. 

3. It’s Painless

Enjoy a completely painless and relaxing treatment. During a spinal decompression session, a harness is gently fastened around the hips while you are positioned on a decompression table, which slowly moves vertically to stretch the spine. This process can be very relaxing as pressure is relieved between each vertebra.

4. It’s Cost Effective

Compared to surgery, spinal decompression is a much less costly option with a quick recovery time. Spinal surgery can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and has a chance of not being 100% effective. Spinal decompression will also allow for a full recovery of disc problems with speedy recovery, medication free. Surgery requires a long recovery process and pain medication, often leading to negative side effects. 

5. Fewer Side Effects

Although rare, spinal decompression side effects may include minor muscle spasms and slight pain, whereas side effects of spinal surgery can include bleeding, infection, negative reaction to drugs, stroke, heart attack or nerve damage. It’s safe to say that spinal decompression treatment is a better option when available. 

Bonus: We accept most insurances. Ready to be pain free? Book now. 

Pauline Haugen