Spinal Decompression

Each year, millions of Americans visit their doctors for treatment of chronic back pain. Most if not all are prescribed medications and sometimes surgery is also recommended. The amazing thing about spinal decompression treatment is it offers a natural, non-invasive and drug-free alternative for people suffering from this debilitating condition. You may be wondering what is spinal decompression therapy all about. The method is a safe, non-surgical, drug free option for patients that are suffering from chronic back pan due mainly to disc issues and other related spinal conditions. What spinal decompression does is it gently lengthens and releases the spine via a series of repetitive movements using the spinal decompression table.

When the table pulls and releases, a negative pressure change is established within the intervertebral disc, that surrounds the soft tissue and the spinal joints. The reduction of pressure within the disc lets the bulge or herniation of nutrients to be pulled back into the disc. Rehydration of the disc and surrounding structures establishes a physiological change that lowers pain experienced and also helps in the natural healing process of the body. A typical patient can expect marked improvement within twenty-five to thirty treatments. Current research also shows improvement for up to 4 years after spinal decompression was done.

Indications for Spinal Decompression Treatment

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should undergo spinal decompression.

  • If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain that does not respond to conventional spinal treatment.
  • Arm/leg pain and numbness.
  • Pinched nerves
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Back surgery that did not relieve the pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Spondylosis

A Sure Fire Way to get Relief

If you are a patient that is suffering from a bulging or herniated disc that slips out of alignment, the result may be nerve compression on the nearby nerves. The condition can block the affected nerves from sending and receiving signals from the central nervous system resulting to chronic pain. As long as the compression is not treated, the insult to the discs rarely heal and the patient continues to suffer from the pain and its associated symptoms.

Spinal decompression treatment establishes space between the different vertebrae and offers the necessary room for the bulging or herniated disc to be pulled back into the central position in the spine. The result is a relief from pressure on the nerves and the surrounding tissues. When the axial load or compression in the spine is reversed, it results to increased circulation that allows for the prompt facilitation of nutrients, oxygen and other essential fluids back into the disc and helps the natural healing mechanism of your body to kick in.

Here are some of the Physiological benefits of spinal decompression treatment:

  • Facilitates rehydration of the disc
  • Reduction of nerve compression
  • Regression of disc herniation
  • Reduction of intra-disc pressure
  • Promotion of blood flow and improvement of nutrient supply to the affected discs

What to Expect

Here at East Bank Wellness, we offer a thorough holistic program that addresses the issue of chronic back pain. Our comprehensive spinal decompression treatment program is individually designed for each patient with the objective of getting effective and long-lasting results. Prior to the commencement of your treatment, our licensed chiropractor shall perform a complete and detailed spinal assessment in order to know the extent of your disc or spinal injury.

Expect that we shall conduct these tests:

  • Complete history of the patient
  • Neurological examination
  • Chiropractic exam
  • Examination of the gait and posture
  • Test to determine range of motion
  • Weight Distribution assessment
  • X-ray or CT scan exam

Once the spinal assessment is completed, our East Bank Wellness chiropractor shall inform you of your suitability for spinal decompression treatment. If you are ready to receive the therapy we shall then outline the specific program that is best for your condition.

Spinal Decompression

At East Bank Wellness we only use the latest technology for your benefit. Our Hill DT spinal decompression tables are safe and completely reliable. They come with seven sensors that monitor you in order to ensure the correct treatment is provided. There are a total of eight possible programs that may be implemented and customized to establish the necessary phasic physiological change.

Post-Spinal Decompression

The post-spinal decompression phase is needed to ensure that the targeted areas are relaxed and pre-conditioned for the required chiropractic manual treatment. The post-treatment phase may include massage therapy, dry needling, electro-stimulation and also cold laser. These therapies are there to promote better blood and nerve exchange into the decompressed region.

Chiropractic Spinal Care

Our chiropractic spinal care adjustments are a good adjunct to the spinal decompression program. It works to correct the mechanical and structural misalignments. If your spine is functioning the right way, spinal decompression can effectively target areas in order to reduce pressure between the vertebral discs.

Nutritional Guidelines

In any form of recovery process, a healthy diet filled with the right nutritional supplements is essential to its success. Glucosamine and other important vitamins not only can promote repair and restoration of the disc but more importantly also reduce inflammation as well.

Posture Correction and Core Strengthening

Aside from the spine, the only other thing that supports the torso and the lower body as a whole are your muscles. We shall recommend some essential core exercises that can relieve the pressure off while also strengthening the muscles that hold the spine into position. Our East Bank Wellness chiropractor shall recommend a specific exercise regimen including posture correction and yoga that can assist your recovery.

Want to learn more about our spinal decompression treatments? Visit or call East Bank Wellness today.

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