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Spinal Decompression

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression

Bulging or herniated spinal discs and other degenerative disc diseases are often the cause of back and neck pain as well as numbness and weakness in the arms and legs. If you suffer from debilitating lower back or neck pain that limits your mobility and affects your ability to perform routine daily tasks, talk to Dr. Thomas at Village Chiropractic. He will evaluate your spine and talk about the type of pain you’re experiencing to determine if spinal decompression would be helpful for repairing your damaged or degenerated discs without surgery.

What is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized spinal traction that is used to reduce the pressure on the spinal discs. This is done by gently stretching the spine for a period of 15 to 30 minutes per treatment, over a period of several weeks, depending on the patient’s condition.

The goals of relieving pressure on the spinal discs during decompression include:

  • Potentially relieving back pain without spinal surgery.
  • Reducing pressure on the discs so that water and nutrients can surround the discs, making it easier for the discs to heal.

What Conditions Can Be Treated Effectively with Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression can be used for several different conditions, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • A bulging disc or herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • A pinched nerve, which is sometimes the cause of sciatica (shooting pain down the back of the leg)

How is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Performed at Village Chiropractic?

If Dr. Thomas determines that spinal decompression is an appropriate treatment option for your back pain, you will be scheduled for several sessions over the course of several weeks. This allows results to happen slowly without sudden or too much pressure on the spine.  For many patients, the Back on Trac spinal traction technology will be included for lower back pain relief.

What are the Benefits of Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

The primary benefit of spinal decompression treatment is reduced back pain without surgery.

This includes a better range of motion. It can also be an option for patients who may be a high-risk patient for back surgery.

If you have been diagnosed with a spinal disc condition, or you have back pain that doesn’t seem to go away with rest and heat, New call-to-action at Village Chiropractic located in The Woodlands to find out if nonsurgical spinal decompression could be an option for you.

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