15 May What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Back pain and associated symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and disruptive in a person’s life. There are many treatments available for relieving this discomfort. Among those is spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure used to treat certain types of back pain. Spinal decompression therapy can be used and is most effective when treating severe cases of arthritis, sciatica, stenosis, neck and back pain, degeneration, and bulging and/or herniated discs.
Motorized traction is used during spinal decompression therapy and works to gently stretch the spine. This will force a change in the position of the spine and any pressure on the spine. By creating negative pressure, pressure is taken off spinal discs.
Discs that are herniated or bulging can retract as a result of spinal decompression therapy. Water, nutrients, and oxygen can flow to the discs, forcing waste out and healing can begin when the nerves are relieved of pressure.
The odds of spinal decompression therapy working for you are greater than 80%! Even if you have already had back surgery, there is still a very high chance you’ll experience relief.
Spinal decompression therapy is different from traction or inversion tables. A spinal decompression table stretches your back in a logarithmic way causing the smaller muscles in your back to relax, allowing the decompression of discs. MRI studies have confirmed that spinal decompression therapy will pull discs that are herniated back in to place.
It is important to discuss with a professional whether or not you are a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Those that are pregnant, have any fractures, have any metal implants in the spine, have advanced osteoporosis should avoid spinal decompression therapy.
Call Utah Pain Relief to see if you’re a good candidate. Dr. Templeton will conduct an exam, then sit down and discuss your complete case. It is important for him to learn more about your specific condition so a proper treatment plan can be put in place.
Treatments will likely last 30-60 minutes, requiring 10-30 treatments over the course of one to two months. During this treatment, you are fully clothed and you will either lay face up or face down on the table.
Dr. Templeton will fit a harness around your hip area and another around your torso. Dr. Templeton will operate the computer-controlled table and will customize the treatment based on your particular needs.
Once the session is over, you may also be treated with heat or cold therapy, ultrasound therapy, or electrical stimulation. After each of your treatments, you will be able to return to your normal, everyday tasks. There’s no downtime! You may experience immediate pain relief, however, each patient and case is different.
Many wonder whether or not spinal decompression therapy is painful. The answer is no! On the contrary, many of Utah Pain Relief patients find themselves asleep on the table. A soothing, relaxing and comfortable environment has been created for you at Utah Pain Relief so you can enjoy your procedure and relax as the pain fades away.