Spinal decompression is a form of therapy used to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with a variety of conditions, including herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, sciatica, and facet syndrome. It involves stretching the spine, which helps to relieve pressure on the nerves and discs. Spinal decompression is typically done using a traction table that creates a gentle stretching motion or using a motorized traction device that can be adjusted to provide greater or lesser traction.
This is generally considered safe, with few side effects and minor risks. Side effects may include temporary soreness or stiffness in the affected area, but these usually go away within a few hours. If a patient experiences any pain during the procedure, the chiropractor or physical therapist can adjust the tension or stop the treatment. However, spinal decompression is not suitable for everyone, and it should not be used by pregnant women or people with certain medical conditions. It is important to speak to a healthcare professional before undergoing spinal decompression to determine if it is the right treatment for you.
This procedure can be used as a single treatment session or may be done several times over a period of weeks or months. The number of treatments and the length of each treatment session will depend on the individual and the severity of their condition. Your healthcare provider will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your particular condition.
Contact Finsand Chiropractic for more information on spinal decompression and how you can benefit from this procedure. Call 801-742-1424