Pain relief thanks to non-surgical spinal decompression begins with an initial consultation with our chiropractor. The initial visit includes a physical examination, exploration of symptoms, discussion or health history, and any necessary testing. After a diagnosis of the cause of the patient’s discomfort, our doctor prepares a customized treatment plan. Spinal decompression is an effective back pain treatment for relieving many patients’ complaints.
We offer this convenient therapy on an outpatient basis. With a special harness around the hips and connected to a motorized table, the patient reclines while our doctor uses a computer to adjust table movement. The therapy alternatively creates traction and relaxation modes as the doctor directs the table to move in opposing directions.
Spinal decompression therapy is not appropriate for every patient. The most frequent contraindications include:
- Multiple surgeries that failed to cause pain improvement
- Broken vertebrae
- Prior failed surgery on the back
- A spinal fusion
- Presence of an artificial disc or other implant in the spine
Conditions such as a spinal tumor or ankylosing spondylitis that comprise spinal integrity are also contraindications.