Spinal decompression is an effective way to treat pain associated with the discs and nerves throughout the spine. Spinal decompression therapy is non-surgical and FDA-approved. Our chiropractors in Mesa perform this highly specialized therapy at Infinite Healing Center. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to minimize the risks of chronic pain and further dysfunctions.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal injuries and degenerative conditions can produce pain from pressure put on the discs or nerves within the spine. The discs are small fibrous structures located between the vertebrae. They absorb shock on the spine during normal body movements. An injured disc can bulge or spill its jelly-like content which may touch and irritate the nerves in the spinal canal.
How Decompression Therapy Works
Decompression therapy involves using motorized traction to gently stretch the spine. This in turn relieves the pain and restores nerve function. Stretching and relaxing the spine intermittently in a controlled manner creates a negative pressure within the disc. This pulls the bulging disc back between the vertebrae. The nerve irritation and pain also subsides after moving the disc away from the spinal canal.
Conditions Treated with Decompression Therapy
Decompression therapy can be used to benefit several conditions that cause back pain, these conditions include:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
Spinal Decompression Treatment in Mesa, AZ
A typical decompression therapy session for lower back pain involves lying on a decompression table. A harness is placed around your hips and attached to the table. Our chiropractors will use a monitor attached to the table and apply the right amount of traction force to your spine.
The force gradually stretches your spine in a way that restores the affected discs and alleviates pressure on the nerves and other structures. Traction therapy also improves your spinal alignment and promotes a flow of healing nutrients to the spine. Each session lasts for about 25-40 minutes. It could take about 12-18 sessions, a few times per week, for about 6 weeks to get the maximum relief.
We often combine decompression therapy with chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapies such as massage and certain exercises. These therapies work together to maximize relief, heal, and strengthen the muscles and joints. Proper nutrition and changing a few lifestyle habits can also promote your overall wellness and recovery.
Contact Infinite Healing Center in Mesa, AZ
Spinal decompression is a natural and effective way to reduce or eliminate your pain. Call our chiropractors at Infinite Healing Center today at 480-985-7070 to schedule an appointment.