If you have spinal disc problems because of a sports injury or car accident, or problems stemming from prolonged movement done at work or even from prolonged hours of sitting that forces fluid out of the discs resulting in degeneration, spinal decompression therapy may be just what our chiropractor ordered!
When it comes to treating lower back pain and neck pain, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can be effective at relieving your pain and helping to promote an optimal healing environment if you have problems with your spinal discs (the gel-like cushions located between the bones of your spine).
This form of spinal decompression therapy helps relieve back pain and leg pain by gently stretching the spine, whether with a traction table or another motorized device. Spinal decompression changes the force and position of the spine through a reduction of pressure to take pressure off of your discs, for those with degenerative disc disease, or bulging or herniated discs. This is done by helping the discs to retract and thereby removing the pressure on the nerves and other spinal structures. The result? Restoring proper movement of fluids through increased blood flow and sending oxygen into the discs to facilitate faster cellular healing. This is important because typically discs have a poor blood supply.
Whether you have sciatic pain down the leg, worn, damaged or diseased spinal nerve roots, facet (joint) syndrome, or headaches, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can help.
Spinal decompression is not for those patients who have the following:
-You have had previous surgeries that involve screws, metal plates, or cages
-If you have unstable spondylolisthesis (where one of the vertebrae slips out of place into the bone below it)
-If you have a recent spinal compression fracture
-If you have severe nerve damage
-If you have severe osteoporosis
-If you are severely obesity
-You are pregnant
-If you have cancer
Our spinal decompression treatments provide the gentle, intermittent interval stretches in your spine that you need without experiencing pain during or after the therapy. Our chiropractors typically perform these treatments in a series of 15-30 session spread out over a period of four to six weeks. Your session should last from 30-45 minutes. Our chiropractor may recommend cold or heat therapy, ultrasound, or electric stimulation to facilitate healing.
If you would like to learn more about spinal decompression therapy in Orem, Utah, we invite you to reach out to our caring staff by calling Foundation Chiropractic at 801-226-2606. We are also ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeff Brown or Dr. Scott Harris.