Increasingly, many people are turning to modern spinal decompression therapy to treat their chronic back pain or neck pain, along with associated symptoms. Nonsurgical spinal decompression, in particular, has emerged as a comparable non-invasive alternative for spinal decompression surgery.
This type of specific traction therapy has several benefits, including:
- Creating negative intradiscal pressure to ease the re-positioning of disc herniation
- Increases circulation throughout the spine, reducing pressure and prompting an influx of healing nutrients and hydration into the disc.
- Pain relief and tissue relaxation within the first few session.
If you are considering this type of treatment, here’s all you need to know to help you decide. However, to understand which spinal decompression therapy suits you best, it's recommended to book an appointment with our clinic!
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression therapy is a painless, safe, and effective treatment for more than the usual back pain and neck pain, including:
- Sciatica (leg pain, weakness, numbness and/or tingling that extends down the leg)
- Herniated disks
- Degenerative disc disease
- Posterior facet syndrome (worn spinal joints)
- Conditions that cause inflamed spinal nerve roots
Each decompression therapy session begins with you fully clothed, with our staff preparing you for the procedure. For lumbar decompression, harnesses are fitted around your trunk and your pelvis at key points. Meanwhile, cervical decompression requires that the harness contacts specific points at the back of your head. A strap will be placed over your head for stability.
You will lie face up on the computer-controlled table while the staff place supports under your knees for comfort. Your chiropractor will then enter specific settings into the spinal decompression machine to customise the treatment to your needs. These sessions generally last for 15-20 minutes with multiple cycles of motorised traction therapy.
The technology is incredibly precise and intuitive, with the machine being able to target specific muscles and relieve pressure at awkward angles. Instead of pulling your muscles for the entire duration, the modern cyclic decompression method features rounds of stretching and relaxing. This creates a pumping mechanism that stimulates the rehydration of spinal discs, and thus, expediting the healing process.
The number of sessions needed and duration of time needed on decompression will vary from case to case, but the success rate is undeniable. Many patients experience noticeable benefits within a couple of weeks and significant improvements in 1-2 months.
After your decompression session is finished, you will be taken to a treatment bay where our well-trained staff will use our imported high-frequency massage instruments to relax your muscles before you see your chiropractor.
Most patients undergoing decompression therapy at our clinic often combine this treatment with chiropractic care and other modern therapeutics. Our chiropractors treat your back pain, leg pain and other concerns with our signature Functional Correction Method (FCM). This ensures quicker pain relief and facilitates sustainable, long-term recovery.
Contraindications for Non- Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
While spinal decompression therapy is a very useful procedure for many conditions, it is not for everyone. Our doctors evaluate each patient in detail before determining whether a patient is eligible to undergo non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended if you have these conditions:
- Spinal tumour
- Advanced osteoporosis
- Spinal fracture
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
- Spinal fusion (with implants)
- Failed back surgery
- Spinal infection
- Severe spinal stenosis
- Unstable spondylolisthesis
- Any conditions that compromise the spine’s integrity
Spinal Decompression Surgery
Surgical spinal decompression is another alternative to treating certain types of pain or symptoms caused by slipped discs. Generally, this treatment option should be your last resort, after every other method have been exhausted.
If it is determined that your case is not within our treatment means, or conservative measures have proven unsuccessful, our doctors will refer you out for orthopaedic management.
However, if you are currently facing these symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention:
- severe or sudden loss of strength to the legs or arms
- loss of bowel or bladder control
- spinal areas with intense pain and heat coming from the area
Help your spine smile today.
Elite Spine Centres provides spinal decompression therapy as a pain-free and effective therapy that has saved many people from risky and costly surgeries. In fact, we combine the latest generation of equipment for spinal decompression along with our specific modern chiropractic and rehabilitation techniques to ensure you the best recovery possible!
Begin your wellness journey and reach your recovery goal with us. We've even prepared a promotional package for first-time patients covering almost everything you need for your first few visits to our clinic.
Don't miss out on this amazing chance to restore your health.