How Spinal Decompression Works
Spinal decompression works by stretching the spine in a controlled manner. It can fix a herniated disc. It also makes it easier for healing nutrients to reach the spine.
Indications for Spinal Decompression
This procedure is ideal for people who have lower back pain, bulging disc, neck pain and leg pain. People typically get 15 to 30 treatments. One treatment typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Most people get treatments for four to six weeks.
Contraindications for Spinal Compression
While stretching the pain to alleviate back pain is helpful, it is not right for everyone. You should talk to a spinal decompression chiropractor about whether this procedure is right for you. The following is a list of contraindications for spinal compression:
- Broken vertebrae
- Spinal fusion
- Artificial discs or implants in the spine
- Failed back surgery
- Multiple surgeries without any improvement in back pain
People who have the following medical conditions are also not good candidates for this procedure:
- Spinal tumor
- Spinal infection
- Conditions that compromise the integrity of the spine
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Blood thinner medications
Some people who have arm or neck pain may notice that their symptoms get worse after they get spinal decompression. If that occurs, then spinal decompression should be discontinued. People who experience pain during or after the procedure are not considered good candidates for spinal decompression.
You may be wondering, “Where can I get spinal decompression near me?” You can contact Premiere Chiro if you are interested in getting this procedure.