Are You A Good Candidate For Spinal Decompression Therapy?

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A healthy spine can make all the difference between a day with pain and a day without pain. And if you suffer from back pain, as 80% of Americans do at some point, you know how much of an impact it can have on your day-to-day activities and life. Back pain can be overwhelming.

So what are the best ways to deal with it? Chiropractic care can offer amazing results, thanks to the full variety of treatments chiropractors have to offer, including nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy. At Vanguard Spine & Sport in Houston, our goal is to help you achieve your optimal life. Our medical team knows how important it is to have multiple treatments and a strong knowledge of each and every one.

When you come to us for treatment, we advise you on all of your options and recommend what we think is best. If you have low back pain and lumbar spine issues, as well as a number of other concerns, spinal decompression therapy can help eliminate your back, leg, or neck pain and the issues you may be experiencing.

Let’s get you into the office and determine if you are a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Our goal is to relieve your pain.

Conditions that spinal decompression therapy can help

If you are suffering from any of the following, you may a candidate for spinal decompression:

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy helps to retract and reposition the spine and any herniated or bulging discs. It also takes pressure off the discs, which helps increase the flow of blood and healing nutrients to the discs.

Not everyone with back pain is a good candidate for spinal decompression. If you are pregnant or have certain conditions, you should avoid spinal decompression therapy. Anyone has broken vertebrae, artificial discs, or spinal implants, or who has had spinal fusion or multiple and failed back surgeries would not be a candidate for spinal decompression.

Spinal decompression therapy explained

While traction has been around for quite some time, the advancements have been significant. Spinal decompression is a noninvasive, nonsurgical, and gentle procedure that applies axial traction to the spine. It can help alleviate a lot of the pain associated with the conditions we mentioned in the previous section.

Depending on your condition, we might schedule your therapy sessions a few times a week or per month. We monitor you and your pain level and do what is needed in order to get the best results.

The process is pretty simple. In most cases, you lie on your back on a special decompression table with a pillow or wedge under your knees, then we strap you in. The placement of the straps depends on the section of the spine that we are decompressing — lumbar versus cervical spine, for example.

The entire process takes 30-60 minutes and involves a gentle pulling and stretching. After treatment, you can return to your normal activities with less pain and more mobility and flexibility, although you need multiple treatments for the best results.

Let us help you deal with your back pain and get you literally back on your feet, pain-free, and happier. We go through all of the options with you, and if you are a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy, we can get you started right away. Call us for an appointment or use the easy online booking tool right here.

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