What Is Spinal Decompression?
Many people turn to non-surgical spinal decompression therapy to find relief from back pain and other related symptoms that may be disrupting their lives. In short, non-surgical decompression therapy is the process of gently stretching the spine, with its muscles, joints, and discs, mechanically alleviating pressure on the discs and nerves that are inflamed and irritated.
If you are looking for a chiropractor in West Monroe, we can help you here at Spinal Health Center West Monroe. It is imperative to initiate treatment for back pain and other related pain via spinal decompression as soon as you can, so as not to worsen your pain and cause further complications. Chiropractic care and physical medicine are always the best places to start.
Non-surgical decompression therapy, a specific type of intermittent mechanical traction, is used to treat any of the following:
- Spinal joints that are worn and torn
- Diseased or injured spinal nerve roots
- Neck or back pain, or sciatica
- Herniated or bulging discs
At the Spinal Health Center West Monroe, our chiropractor is trained in the Kennedy Decompression Technique using the NueroFlex Decompression table, which allows us the flexibility to modify treatment to multiple positions of preference, whether side-lying, prone (on your stomach), or supine (on your back). As a result, maximum pressure is taken off of spinal discs. Herniated discs or bulging discs may end up retracting resulting in pressure being taken off of nerves lining your spine.
If you have advanced osteoporosis, metal implants in the spine, an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a fracture, or a tumor, you should avoid having non-surgical spinal decompression. A treatment visit typically lasts anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes. You may need anywhere between 12 to 24 treatments over five to ten weeks. You will receive a chiropractic assessment and additional therapies/treatments such as heat and electrical muscle stimulation, manual therapy, and/or ultrasound before your treatment to maximize its effectiveness.
If you are searching for a chiropractor in West Monroe for non-surgical spinal decompression or other physical medicine treatments, please give us a call here at Spinal Health Center West Monroe today to schedule your appointment. Feel free to also visit our website for a full list of services we offer here at our office. We look forward to serving you in the near future.