When you are experiencing chronic headaches or neck, back, and shoulder pain, there are several chiropractic methods available to help. One gentle yet effective method is spinal decompression therapy. In this guide, our team at Delmarva Chiropractic P.C. in Salisbury answers some of the common questions about this treatment.
What is non-surgical spinal decompression therapy?
Pain in the musculoskeletal system often comes from the discs, muscles, or nerves being compressed. Spinal decompression therapy is a natural way of stretching the spinal column to relieve that compression.
How does it work?
The patient lies down on a segmented, computerized table that is operated by the chiropractor. As the patient lies there, each segment of the table moves in a targeted manner to gently and slowly stretch the spine.
Is it painful?
Reading that a table is stretching your spine might sound a little scary. However, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s a natural and effective method of pain relief and it does not cause pain. In fact, you should feel some level of relief and relaxation throughout the treatment process.
What conditions does non-surgical spinal decompression therapy treat?
In addition to neck, back, and shoulder pain, spinal decompression therapy can help people who suffer from sciatica, leg pain, bulging or herniated discs, pinched nerves, muscle tension, and more.
Does it provide lasting results?
Spinal decompression therapy can provide lasting results because it addresses the source of the pain. Addressing the root cause is the only way to effectively achieve lasting results. Often, it’s not used as a stand-alone treatment. Instead, it’s added to a comprehensive treatment plan to fully address the issue and achieve optimal results. For example, spinal decompression may be used in addition to spinal adjustments.
Additionally, it does more than treat current pain. As your spine is stretched, blood and nutrients flow to the discs and soft tissues, which promotes health and healing. As such, the chances of recurring injuries and pain are reduced.
Will I need more than one treatment session?
Though most patients feel some relief nearly immediately, it can take a series of treatment sessions to fully address the cause of pain. The number of treatments you need will depend specifically on your own needs. If your condition is severe, it could take up to 20 sessions to achieve maximum results.
Experience Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy in Salisbury, MD
Would you like to learn more about spinal decompression or experience what it can do for yourself? Schedule a visit to Delmarva Chiropractic P.C. by calling our team today at (410) 219-5155 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.