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What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Anyone who has experienced back pain can understand how bothersome and debilitating it can be. Chronic back pain can hinder day-to-day activities, and many are seeking any form of relief, often relying on daily medications or opting for surgery. Thankfully, there is a non-invasive treatment option called spinal decompression therapy. 

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a practice that utilizes advanced spinal decompression equipment. The specialized traction tables are motorized and traction the spine to help stimulate blood flow. Some patients experience immediate relief, and some might need several treatments; it depends on the severity of the condition or pain. 

This treatment option differs from general spinal adjustments and can offer more relief. Spinal decompression therapy works by the patient lying on the traction table, and a harness is placed around the patient’s hips. The harness keeps the patient in the proper place, the positioning is then modified to reach a zero-compression posture, while the traction table gently stretches and applies the right amount of tension to the spine. The table creates a negative pressure, which promotes the repositioning of the discs. The therapy sessions typically last about 30 minutes.

Treatment Benefits and Risks

There are many benefits to receiving non-surgical spinal decompression. Here are the top benefits:

  • Reduces inflammation and pain
  • Eliminates Sciatica
  • Can possibly prevent surgery
  • Reduces compression and pinching nerves
  • Improved spinal mobility
  • Improved joint flexibility
  • Makes the spine less susceptible to degeneration

Spinal decompression therapy is gaining popularity for alleviating chronic back pain. It offers a natural relief without the need for pain medication. 

As with any procedure, there are a few risks involved. To help prevent any hazards or further damage, the doctor might ask the patient to get a physical exam, X-rays, or MRI to read the spinal injury accurately. Most of the risks are rare, but some patients have reported minor muscle spasms and shooting pains down the legs.

Who Is Eligible For Treatment?

When searching for treatment options, the doctor needs to determine if the patient is eligible for spinal decompression therapy. This might depend on the diagnostic imaging, if the doctor requested it. There are several conditions that non-surgical spinal decompression can treat, but the doctor’s recommendation determines the treatment options.

The following groups of people are not good candidates for spinal decompression therapy:

  • Pregnant women
  • People with broken vertebrae
  • People who received spinal fusion surgery
  • People with artificial discs

Get Relief With Biocure

Living with back pain can be unbearable, and regular spinal adjustments might not deliver lasting relief. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy has proven to help various spinal conditions and improve the patient’s quality of life. Contact us today to see if spinal decompression therapy is right for you. 


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