Atlanta Spinal Decompression Therapy
Is low back pain becoming more and more of a hindrance? Spinal decompression therapy may be a valid option to consider for pain treatment. North Atlanta Chiropractic Center provides Atlanta with spinal decompression therapy that helps relieve back and neck pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or lower back.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment to back pain that involves stretching the backbone to relieve pressure on the discs that cushion each vertebra. The treatment can be a long-term solution to sciatica, herniated and bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and other spine-related conditions. Our experienced chiropractors use spinal disc decompression physical therapy to reduce pressure that builds up on the spinal discs and nerves. For many of our patients, this treatment has relieved chronic problems where other methods have failed.
Spinal decompression utilizes a device known as a “decompression table”. This table has components that enable the patient’s spine to be stretched. By stretching the spine, the bones and the discs are able to separate, removing pressure from the nerve endings causing the back pain. The patient is attached to the decompression table by their waist, focusing the pressure on the lower back.
Spinal Decompression Therapy Benefits:
- Completely painless treatment
- Non-surgical, traction-based method
- Documented reduction of herniated discs
- Effective for sciatica, spinal stenosis, post-surgical patients
- Disk pressure reduction through gentle relaxation
- Flexible payment plans
The way spinal decompression is effective is that it not only relieves the pain from herniated discs, but also pinpoints the root of the pain. The process flexes the spine using a logarithmic curve to create a vacuum inside the discs. As a result, fluids and nutrients slowly diffuse into the disc, restoring the disc to its healthy state. The force behind the decompression is controlled by a computer, which is connected to the decompression table. The treatment alternates the stretching process with breaks of relaxation. This decompresses the disc a little bit at a time.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
The treatment takes approximately six weeks to complete. The patient has a session every day for the first two weeks. A spinal decompression session lasts from thirty to forty-five minutes. After the first two weeks, the patient has three sessions a week for two more weeks. The final two weeks of treatment have two sessions a week. In most cases, patients find that the pain subsides during the first two weeks. The changes in the disc in one session are minimal. However, after several sessions, the small changes add up to make a significant difference in the health of the discs.
Spinal decompression is safe for those who qualify for the treatment. The equipment includes an FDA-certified emergency system where the treatment can be halted at any time if an issue arises. There are very few side effects involved with spinal decompression. Some patients have experienced short-lived, mild muscle spasms, but that is the extent of the side effects associated with the treatment. Many patients find the treatment relaxing more than painful.
In some cases, patients with back pain will resort to spinal surgery to restore their back. In the event the surgery is unsuccessful, spinal decompression is another solution. Some spinal decompression patients opt to have the treatment done in order to avoid surgery.
If you suffer from excruciating back pain, spinal decompression is a non-surgical alternative to restore your back to a healthy, pain-free state. Both of our chiropractors, Dr. David Ehrman and Dr. Angela Amaral, have more than 18 years’ experience helping patients through natural health care and spinal adjustments. Both doctors and staff provide a caring, friendly office environment with convenient hours for the entire family.
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