Spinal Decompression

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Spinal Decompression Services | Spencer Chiropractic Center

We are experts in spinal decompression and would love to educate you on our approach.

Spinal Decompression (or simply, decompression) is one of the most talked about and effective treatments for serious disc injuries and degeneration in both the low back and neck.  Countless patients have been able to avoid surgery even after exhausting what they thought were all non-surgical and conservative options.

Intervertebral discs are the padding between vertebrae that allow for motion and provide shock absorption to the spine. They also physically separate the vertebrae to allow the nerves to exit the spine and send their information to the rest of the body. If the disc degenerates or herniates, it compresses those nerves and can cause frequently intense pain, as well as affect the tissues supplied by those nerves.

Anyone who has suffered or is currently suffering from disc herniations or degeneration is painfully aware of how intensely painful and life-altering these symptoms can be. These conditions also tend to be the most resistant to care, both conservative and nonconservative.  We all know people that have suffered for years and tried every possible type of treatment.  Decompression has been the answer to many of these patients’ prayers.

Decompression is effective even where many other techniques and treatments have failed because it addresses the disc specifically.

Each treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes, during which the disc is placed in a negative pressure state, allowing the flow of nutrients back into the disc and facilitating a healing and re-hydrating response. This is not to be confused with typical traction, which can trigger the body’s normal response to stretching by creating painful muscle spasms that worsen the pain in the affected area.

The treatment is gentle, relatively painless and incredibly safe. In most cases, even patients that have had prior spinal surgeries are eligible for treatment. In fact, many patients have had great success with decompression after a failed back surgery.

What makes a good candidate for care?

  • Pain due to herniated/bulging disc
  • Pain due to degenerated disc
  • Chronic low back pain that has not responded to therapy
  • Returning pain following back surgery

Before you consider surgery, contact us to discuss whether decompression could be right for you.