Spinal Decompression Q & A
What is spinal decompression therapy?
Degenerative disc disease, such as a bulging or herniated disc, often places pressure on one of your nearby nerve roots, causing mild to moderate back pain.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is an alternative treatment option that can permanently eliminate your neck or lower back pain.
How does spinal decompression therapy work?
Spinal decompression therapy works to stretch and realign components of your spine. By retracting your bulging or herniated disc, this treatment relieves the pressure on your pinched nerve that’s causing your chronic pain.
Spinal decompression therapy increases circulation to the damaged disc, allowing the natural healing process to begin. This nonsurgical treatment may relieve not only your disc pressure but also reduce the compression of your nearby spinal nerve roots.
During the spinal decompression session, you lie fully clothed on a motorized table. First, Dr. McNabb places a harness around your hips, attached to the lower part of the table near your feet. The upper part of the table remains in a fixed position while the lower part slides back and forth to provide traction and relaxation, which ultimately alleviates your back pain.
You shouldn’t feel pain during or after the decompression therapy, although you might feel the stretch in your spine.
What’re the benefits of spinal decompression therapy?
With almost a 90% scientific success rate, this nonsurgical procedure makes an excellent choice for alternative therapy.
Unlike a drug-centered treatment, spinal decompression therapy restores your spine’s natural balance, rather than just treating the symptoms of pain and discomfort. Instead of merely masking your pain with drugs or using invasive surgical procedures that can take weeks or even months of recovery, spinal decompression therapy eliminates your pain permanently.
Because spinal decompression therapy accelerates your body’s natural healing process, it’s not uncommon to feel immediate relief within the first two visits.
Is spinal decompression therapy right for you?
Before choosing to undergo risky back surgery to relieve your back pain, Dr. McNabb recommends receiving a spinal decompression consultation first. Not only is this nonsurgical procedure gentle and noninvasive — it provides immediate pain relief without having to undergo a lengthy recovery time and cope with unwanted drug-related side effects.
Whether you’re suffering from sciatica, stenosis, or a herniated disc, call Kilgore Integrated Health or schedule an appointment online today, to see if spinal decompression therapy can alleviate your pain.