Chiropractic Decompression

Release Those Stubborn Knots with Chiropractic Decompression

CChiropractic Decompressionhiropractic decompression is a form of spinal therapy that chiropractors use to relieve patients of various types of back pain. It involves stretching the spine using a special traction table, and results are often very positive.

Only a chiropractor may perform this type of treatment, and often they are the only people who have access to a traction table for spinal decompression. At Lakeland Spine Center, our chiropractors are highly experienced in performing this procedure. Call us today for an appointment.

What Chiropractic Decompression Is Used To Treat

Spinal decompression is noted for treating a number of back and spinal ailments, but it is most often associated with treating and alleviating symptoms of sciatica. Decompression is also helpful in treating and alleviating bulging disc pain, neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain, and is a helpful form of therapy for patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease.

How Decompression Works

Decompression on a traction device is used by chiropractors to lower pressure or create negative pressure on the spine, discs, and muscles. Pressure on the sciatic nerve and spine can cause severe pain in the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and upper back. By applying negative pressure on the sciatic nerve and spinal discs, the nerves are temporarily alleviated. This often increases a person’s mobility as well.

Most often, the patient will lie face down on a traction table, and the chiropractor will either raise or lower portions of the table to first help alleviate the pain, then realign the spine or take pressure off the affected areas. It is a quick and relatively painless procedure that involves spinal or muscular manipulation, and it can only be performed by a licensed chiropractor.

Though no scientific studies have been done in regard to chiropractic decompression on a traction table, many chiropractor patients swear they feel results almost instantaneously, and many have also reported improved mobility and temporarily improved posture.

Who Benefits From Decompression?

Any patient who suffers from sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, or any type of major back pain can benefit from chiropractic decompression. Decompression may also be beneficial for those who suffer from herniated disc swelling or degenerative spinal disease, as the decompression alleviates some of the pressure and helps realign the spine. Many patients prefer trying this sort of treatment rather than back surgery.

Surgery is complicated, expensive, and patients are often away from work or family for a significant amount of time. With chiropractic decompression, all the patient has to do is schedule an appointment with their chiropractor and attend the session. These sessions are extremely beneficial to those who may have injured their back through sports or heavy lifting, as it realigns the spine and takes pressure off the spinal nerves.