There are many reasons why people experience back pain, and among those reasons is a compressed spine. If this is something you have experienced, spinal decompression may be something that has been suggested to you. Many people experience this as surgery, but it can also be done as a non-surgical therapy by a chiropractor at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center in Scottsdale, AZ
How Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Works
The goal of non-surgical spinal decompression is to gently stretch your spine in order to reposition it. When your spine is compressed it puts excess pressure on the spinal discs in your back. When spinal discs experience too much compression, the soft inner layer of the disc can push through the tougher exterior, putting pressure on the nerves. In addition, the treatment also helps to circulate, water, oxygen, and other fluids that can help the discs heal.
The Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Process
If you are about to undergo spinal decompression therapy, it is likely you are wondering just what it entails. At Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, once we decide together that this therapy is your best option for treating your back or neck pain, we will fit you with a harness in the middle of your body, and ask you to lie down on a specialized table we control through a computer. During treatment, electrical currents are used to help your muscles contract. These are used in partnership with heat and cold therapy as well as ultrasound waves, which also produce heat. Typically, a spinal decompression session lasts a half hour or more and most people undergo about twenty or so treatments over the course of one to two months.
Who is a Candidate for Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a common treatment choice for many who are experiencing neck pain or those who have pain, numbness, or weakness in their sciatic nerve, which extends down the leg. Those with damaged spinal roots, spinal joints, or degenerative disc disease may also benefit from asking their chiropractor if spinal decompression may be the right treatment for them. If you are pregnant, have advanced osteoporosis, a fracture or tumor, have metal implants in your spine, or have an abdominal aortic aneurysm spinal decompression is not an option, but there is still a good chance that our chiropractor in Scottsdale will still have safe options to treat your condition, or will be able to refer you to someone else who can help.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
To learn more about spinal decompression, or the many other types of treatments available from our chiropractor in Scottsdale, contact Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center in Scottsdale, AZ at (480) 585-5577 to schedule an assessment.