What is Spinal Decompression Therapy? Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical traction healing modality that is effective for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs in the neck and lower back. Degenerative disc disease, spinal degeneration, spinal arthritis, and facet syndrome are conditions that also benefit by decompressing the spine. Numbness, tingling, and/or radiating pain down the arms or legs are classic symptoms that often warrant Spinal Decompression Therapy.
How does Spinal Decompression Therapy work? Spinal Decompression works by creating a negative pressure within the disc. As the preprogrammed traction patterns change the distraction on this disc, it decompresses the spine while re-hydrating the disc. This allows disc material that has herniated or squeezed out of the disc to be pulled back into place, allowing healing to occur.
Can anyone undergo Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, people with severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. It is contraindicated following surgery involving instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”). However, Spinal Decompression can be performed after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery can be performed.
Are the sessions painful? How long are they? How many sessions will be needed?
In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. Many of our patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session. After a proper examination, the doctor will determine how many sessions you will need based on the findings. Based on current research, the best results have been achieved utilizing 20 sessions over 6 to 8 weeks with each session lasting 15-20 minutes.
How much does Spinal Decompression Therapy cost? Many insurance plans cover Spinal Decompression Therapy when used in combination with chiropractic care. We also offer very affordable cash plans for those with high deductible insurance plans or people looking for decompression therapy only. Call us at 612-822-7509 and we will be happy to discuss the details with you!