Neck and back pain can be a mild annoyance, a huge burden on your life, or somewhere in between. No matter how neck or back pain may affect you, you deserve relief. Foundation Chiropractic offers spinal decompression therapy to provide you back and neck pain relief in Lehi in a manner that is easy and pain-free. Here is everything you need to know about decompression therapy.
What Are the Benefits of Decompression Therapy?
Decompression therapy can be used to treat sciatica, disc bulging, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, injured spinal nerves, and general neck and back pain. If you have not been diagnosed and want to know whether decompression therapy is right for the type of pain you’re experiencing, consult your chiropractor and/or get a chiropractic exam.
Patients love decompression therapy because it is a pain-free, low risk alternative to other treatments. Unlike risky spinal surgeries, decompression therapy has a fast recovery period and does not involve the use of powerful painkillers. You can avoid pain injections with decompression therapy as well. Plus, many patients report feeling instant relief from decompression therapy.
How Does Decompression Therapy Work?
Decompression therapy involves the use of a special motorized traction table controlled by a computer. Usually laying on your front or back, a medical professional will hook you up with harnesses that attach to the traction table. From there, the table will slowly pull apart and push back together, very gently stretching and relaxing your spine intermittently.
This procedure may sound a bit underwhelming, but here’s what’s going on behind the scenes. Intervertebral discs sit between each vertebra in your spine. Repetitive movements and long-term bad posture can cause your spinal joints and intervertebral discs to degenerate, which is what causes you pain. When the traction table stretches out your spine, it is mitigating irritation to the nerves, promoting the flow of oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids, and reducing compression on your discs. Negative pressure on your spine allows bulging or herniated discs to go back into place, providing you with pain relief.
Decompression therapy usually takes place over a four to six week period, with a total 15 to 30 treatment sessions, each lasting between 30 and 45 minutes. Your chiropractor may also recommend combining decompression therapy with other natural, chiropractic treatments, such as heat or cold therapy.
Where to Get Decompression Therapy for Back Pain Relief in Lehi
Foundation Chiropractic is proud to offer spinal decompression therapy to those in need of neck and back pain treatment in Lehi. Our certified chiropractors Dr. Jeff Brown, DC and Dr. Scott Harris, DC, as well as their friendly and dedicated team, can help you figure out whether decompression treatment is right for you. If it is, we’ll get you set up with a treatment plan so that you’ll be on your way to recovery in no time.