At BackFit Health + Spine, we are fully committed to giving our patients the best chiropractic care.Not only do we offer a full range of chiropractic and physiotherapy services, we also offer non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. The Frequently Asked Questions listed below will help explain what you, as a new patient, may want to know about spinal decompression therapy.

Why Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is Different

Many people confuse surgical spinal decompression with our non-surgical approach. Non-surgical decompression is a 100% non-invasive method of spinal therapy designed to treat a variety of pain complaints. Patients will never be under anesthesia or undergo painful operative techniques with non-surgical decompression.

When Do You Need This Type of Treatment?

This treatment may be prescribed at any time after an injury, particularly in situations such as auto accidents. The chiropractor may choose to begin with the decompression treatment from the outset, or it may be started after traditional chiropractic adjustments prove unsuccessful.

What Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Do?

The main objective of decompression therapy is to gradually elongate the spinal column so that pain and pressure on the spine can be relieved. This therapy will also help to align the spinal column properly.

How Does Decompression Therapy Work?

Spinal decompression therapy begins when the patient is gently but firmly secured to the treatment table. A secure fabric harness is placed around the patient’s legs and abdomen. The harness will keep the patient’s body in the right position during the treatment.

When the machine is started, it will gradually begin to exert a suction force. this suction will gently pull apart the spine, lengthening it for a brief period. While the spine is pulled apart, the pressure on the vertebrae and spinal discs is relieved. The wrongful alignment of the spine is corrected when the decompression machine returns the spine to its normal length.

How Long is a Spinal Decompression Treatment?

The length of a decompression treatment is typically not going to exceed twenty minutes or half an hour. While it may vary by patient and the degree of correction needed, these treatments are usually relatively short in duration.

How Many Spinal Decompression Treatments Will You Need?

This will depend entirely on your individual situation and your specific injury. Most patients require multiple treatments; you may have a series of treatments lasting a month or more.

Will Spinal Decompression Be Painful?

This treatment is not painful. Most people will, at most, feel a pressure in their spine, but it is nothing that will cause pain. In fact, most patients report a decrease in pain after decompression treatment.