Spinal Decompression


spinal decompression therapy explained by a chiropractor

Disc Decompression Therapy for Back Pain Relief

BackFit Health + Spine provides patients with a wide variety of options for treating severe back pain, one of which is Spinal Decompression Treatment. In the past, general traction was offered as a back pain relief option but was often too broad and unfocused to be effective. Today, our FDA-approved decompression treatments are helping to heal patients who struggle with herniated and bulging discs through gentle, highly-targeted traction forces. Disc decompression therapy not only helps with posture correction and back pain, but it also helps intervertebral discs heal on their own, even to the point where patients considering back surgery have been able to avoid it altogether.

Spinal Decompression Therapy for Long-Term Pain Relief

Spinal decompression therapy at our chiropractic clinic is an incredibly specific, highly-targeted and very comfortable treatment for patients. In fact, some patients become so relaxed during treatment that they actually fall asleep due to the immediate pain relief provided during decompression. Although back pain relief is usually instantaneous during treatments, it normally takes several sessions over a few weeks to achieve overall posture correction, which is the ultimate goal for long-term pain relief and good health.

During a spinal decompression session, a patient is secured to a computerized table that is programmed and supervised by the chiropractor. The chiropractor is able to specify exactly which vertebrae need to be stretched during treatment. The patient’s spine is then gently guided through a gradual set of stretch and release cycles. These gentle cycles prevent back muscle spasms often associated with traditional overall traction. They also create a negative pressure within the affected discs. This negative vacuum pressure actually draws fresh circulation and hydration right into the compressed or herniated discs that are pinching nerves and causing back misery. This enables the discs themselves to begin healing on their own, often without any surgical intervention. Over the course of several sessions, the discs are reshaped into their healthy position, providing long-term relief to any pinched nerves.

Spinal decompression produces fast and tangible relief. The majority of patients feel relief during the first decompression treatment. More long-term pain relief usually manifests by the third treatment, with the goal to eventually have the patient’s posture corrected through the internal healing of the discs themselves. Each decompression session consists of 10 to 15 cycles of stretching and relaxation, and lasts between 25-30 minutes. We usually recommend 20-30 daily treatments in order for patients to experience the full extent of self-healing within the discs. Each patient is different, however; depending on lifestyle and other considerations, occasional maintenance sessions may be recommended. The good news is that most patients report complete pain relief after the full course of decompression sessions has been completed.

Please contact us by calling the BackFit Health + Spine office that is most convenient to your location in Phoenix, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa,  Chandler, Queen Creek or Chandler-Ocotillo to learn more about how spinal decompression therapy can help you find lasting back pain relief!



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