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Spinal Decompression Therapy in Oakley

How Spinal Decompression Works to Relieve Pain

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As your Oakley chiropractic clinic, we are interested in treatments that work. We have found that spinal decompression can be used as a sciatica treatment, for herniated and bulging discs and to provide general back pain relief.

Spinal decompression, also known as non-surgical decompression therapy, is a non-invasive method for stretching the spine to relieve pressure. The theory behind spinal decompression is that applying gentle but firm traction to stretch the spine will lessen the pressure on the disc, which will allow the disc to return to its normal position while also encouraging blood flow. Not only is space created for the disc to move back towards its original position, circulation is also improved to encourage the body’s own healing processes.

To facilitate the stretching of the spine in a controlled manner, a device is used to give the doctor full control over the speed and range of the movement. The patient is lying down on a table with computerized controls. Straps ensure that the patient is secure, while the doctor is able to adjust the stretching to ensure that the necessary space is created in the spine – while still keeping the patient safe and comfortable.

What Can Decompression Treat?

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Acute facet problems
  • Radicular pain
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Spinal root impingement
  • Hypomobility
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Compression fractures
  • Protruding discs

Decompression Therapy is a highly successful treatment for patients suffering from bulging, herniated, degenerative, or ruptured discs as well as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many failed back surgery cases.

This treatment helps patients avoid the risk of anesthesia, surgical complications, and the potential of failed back surgery.

How Long Until I See Results?

Decompression Therapy begins with a series of sessions typically 3-4 times per week. Each session is approximately 8-12 minutes. Clinical studies suggest Decompression Therapy provides a majority of qualified candidates with initial relief within just a few sessions.  Depending on the severity of the condition patients can expect to have significant, lasting relief in the first 10-20 sessions.
During each session, electrical muscle stimulation may be applied to help relax muscles and promote further healing of injured tissues.

After treatment, your doctor may prescribe specific exercises designed to help you regain proper control and strength of the stabilization muscles which can help create long term benefits.

Decompression Therapy is administered to patients fully clothed either face down or face up on the table.

This proven, non-surgical approach could help you find the pain relief you need. Contact us today!