Spinal Decompression Therapy for Back Pain

Mark Williams Jun 30, 2019

The spine and central nervous systemThere are so many causes of back pain and neck pain. Sometimes it’s a spinal injury, other times its degenerative disease, and yet other times it’s failed surgeries to address a back problem. Thankfully there is a non-surgical treatment that can address many of these issues.

Our Fort Worth, TX chiropractic care and pain relief center is proud to offer spinal decompression therapy, which can work wonders for people suffering from neck and back pain. Dr. Mark Williams and the team at Texas Injury Clinic would like to go over some of the basics of spinal decompression therapy below.

About Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment for neck and back conditions that reduces the amount of pressure on your spine. Patients lie back and have their spine carefully stretched. This stretching is monitored by out team and by machine, and patients can immediately halt the procedure if they experience any sort of discomfort.

The Theory Behind Spinal Decompression

By stretching the spine out slowly over the course of 30 to 45 minutes, spinal decompression relieves the stress on the spine.

The therapy also creates negative pressure between the vertebrae, which promotes the flow of oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the intervertebral discs as well as other sore parts of a person’s spine. This means the tissues are given a change to rejuvenate themselves after the session is completed.

Conditions Spinal Decompression Therapy Can Treat

Spinal decompression can be used to treat the following conditions affecting the back:

  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Failed back surgery

Good Candidates for Spinal Decompression Therapy

Good candidates for spinal decompression are people who suffer from the above back problems. We can go over the nature of spinal decompression treatment and whether or not it’s right for you during the consultation process at our Fort Worth clinic.

Spinal Decompression vs. Pain Relief Drugs

Given the opioid crisis and a general reluctance to rely on the pharmaceutical industry for relief, many patients find spinal decompression preferable. The more relief that can be provided without the need for medication means better overall spine health when not taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.

Spinal Decompression vs. Back Surgery

Back surgery tends to be a last resort for most spinal conditions. Anything that can prevent the need for surgery is ideal. Many patients who undergo spinal decompression reduce their need to undergo surgical procedures as well as corrective surgical procedures to address failed surgeries. The pain relief and lack of downtime is ideal for them, and has lasting benefits to wellness.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

That can vary. Usually at least 15 sessions is ideal for patients since the gradual stretching and negative pressure has benefits in the aggregate. For some patients, 25 or more sessions may be best to achieve lasting and meaningful results.

We can discuss the treatment plan with you in greater detail during your visit to Texas Injury Clinic. We can also discuss alternatives to spinal decompression and which of these other procedures may be most ideal to address your problems with back pain and spinal injury.

Learn more About Spinal Decompression Therapy

If you live in Fort Worth and want more information about spinal decompression therapy and how it can help with your back and neck problems, be sure to contact a skilled chiropractor and pain relief specialist. You can schedule a consultation at Texas Injury Clinic by calling (817) 624-7222.

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