Spinal decompression therapy is a specialized non-surgical treatment our Denton chiropractor uses to help reduce chronic neck and back pain. Patients treated at Denton Chiropractic Center usually notice relief from their first therapy. However, it may take several sessions to get maximum relief. We may also combine chiropractic care and soft tissue therapies to enhance the results and speed up healing.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Decompression therapy is a safe, non-invasive technique chiropractors use to take the pressure off of the spinal column, lengthen the spine, and increase the space between the vertebrae. It relieves disc pain, stiffness, and symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness due to a trapped nerve. This type of treatment also helps increase mobility and improve pain signal function between the brain and spine.
Conditions Treated with Spinal Decompression
Pressure on the spinal joints, disc, or nerve can come from a spinal injury, trauma, or disc degeneration. Neck, back, or leg pain conditions that may cause or result from pressure on the vertebrae include:
- Facet syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerve root
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
Spinal Decompression Therapy by Our Chiropractor in Denton
Your chiropractic care physician will perform a thorough physical exam along with an x-ray. Both of them help to pinpoint injury or musculoskeletal imbalances that are causing you pain. We will then decide if spinal decompression is right for you. The pain-free therapy works well for alleviating leg, back, and neck pain and increasing function.
Before decompression therapy begins, the patient is placed face up or down on a special decompression table. A protective harness is then placed around the hips. Note that a harness is placed around the neck for cervical decompression. Next, the right amount of flexion-distraction force is applied at intervals to gradually pull and stretch the spine. By doing this, it increases the space between the vertebrae, releases the trapped nerve, and allows the protruding disc material to pull back between the backbones.
Decompression therapy also restores the free flow of blood and vital nutrients to the spine, which helps speed up healing. For holistic care, we may include any of the following other healing methods in your personalized treatment plan.
- Chiropractic Care: Involves gentle realignment of the spinal joints to alleviate pain and restore musculoskeletal balance.
- Soft Tissue Therapies: Massage therapy and laser therapy help reduce pain, relax the muscles, and stimulate healing.
- Physical Therapy: Corrective exercises repair and strengthen the joints and connective tissue.
Lasting Pain Relief from a Trusted Chiropractor in Denton
Denton Chiropractic Center serves residents of Denton, TX, and surrounding communities. If you're ready to experience the power of natural pain relief, please call (940) 566-3232 to make an appointment.