Non-surgical spinal decompression from Chiropractic Whole Health in Easton is an effective way to treat disc injuries in the neck and lower back. The treatment relieves pressure on the nerves by gently separating vertebrae from each other. This creates a vacuum that is commonly referred to as negative intra-discal pressure. Spinal decompression is a great way for patients to find relief from chronic back pain caused by herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, facet syndrome, and spinal stenosis. It is not effective at addressing spinal tumors, vertebral fractures, or osteoporosis.
Non-surgical disc decompression involves an increase in negative pressure. This allows blood flow and nutrients to enter into the disc and also promotes rehydration and healing. The key to decompression is the targeted ability to use positioning and varying intensity of force to the desired area.
The first step of decompression therapy is a comprehensive exam by Drs. Bailey or Smith. A full medical history along with physical examination will help determine if you are a candidate for decompression. Once the treatment begins, the doctors will use specialized equipment to apply distraction forces to the spine in a gradual and controlled manner. Decompression therapy is performed over a series of visits that allow the degenerated discs to heal.
The treatment itself is different depending on the area being treated. For the lower back, patients will lie either on their stomach with a set of padded straps around the ankles, and the treatment table flexes or elongates to traction the spine. To treat the neck, patients will lie on their back with a small weight attached to a harness around the neck. Most patients report non-surgical spinal decompression treatments are quite comfortable.
If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain, sciatica, radiating pain, or bulging discs, you don’t have to live in constant pain. Call Chiropractic Whole Health today to schedule a consultation to find out more about non-surgical spinal decompression. We also offer our Easton patients a variety of other chiropractic services that are aimed at reducing pain and improving overall health and wellbeing. Find out why our patients leave our offices feeling better than they have in years.
Easton Chiropractic and Rehab: Decompression and traction can provide relief from causes of chronic pain such as bulging discs and sciatica. Call (610) 438-2015.