Spinal Decompression Treatment in Tacoma
Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression is a treatment option that helps gently stretch the spine. This helps to take pressure off of the discs and nerves in your back. During a Spinal Decompression treatment, you’ll lay on a special motorized table. The top half of the table remains fixed while the bottom half of the table slowly moves and is controlled by an advanced computer system.
fits you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. You’ll be positioned either face-up or face-down on the table, which is computer controlled to help gently stretch and decompress your spine. controls the table using the connected computer, customizing the treatment to your specific needs.
As your spine is stretched it takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. That negative space gives herniated and bulging disks space where they may retract. This helps take pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine and ultimately leading to less pain and discomfort. This can also help increase the movement of other nutrient-rich fluids, water, and oxygen into the disks to promote healing.
What Does Spinal Decompression Treat?
Spinal Decompression can be an extremely beneficial treatment option for a variety of reasons, including:
When the disc between your body and spine is hurt, it’s called a herniated disc. It can be hard to move because the pain makes you want to stay still. When you have a herniated disc, it is important to rest and take care of yourself until the pain goes away.
A bulging disc is a disc that has been injured and is protruding out from its normal position. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is a condition that affects the discs in your spine. The discs can become weak and thin over time, which can lead to pain and other problems.
Sciatica is when there is a pain in your lower back that sometimes extends down you buttocks and legs. Sometimes this can happen when a person has a herniated disc, bulging discs, or degenerative disc disease.
Spinal stenosis is a condition that happens when the spinal column becomes narrower. This can cause problems like pain, numbness, and tingling.
Does Spinal Decompression Hurt?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is generally a gentle and soothing treatment that is typically painless in most cases. Some patients with significant disc damage may experience minor discomfort during their first few treatments.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions you will need will depend on your individual condition. In some cases, you may only need a few sessions to see results. However, in other cases, you may need to undergo spinal decompression therapy for several weeks or months. will work with you to build a treatment plan for your specific needs.
Get Spinal Decompression Therapy Treatments in Tacoma
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a natural, noninvasive, nonaddictive treatment option that can help provide relieve disc-related pressure, stimulate blood flow through your spine, and promote long-term healing.
If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed above, or if you simply want to improve your overall spinal health, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our chiropractic team in Tacoma. We’ll assess your conditions and determine if spinal decompression is right for your care.
Give us a call and book your appointment today!