Understanding Spinal Decompression for Herniated Discs and Spinal Arthritis

Written By Kabel Chiropractic on November 15, 2017

Are you suffering from chronic, inexplicable pain throughout your back? The problem might come from a herniated disc or even arthritis in your spine. If so, Spinal Decompression Therapy might be the procedure to give you the relief that you need. Stretching out your spine can eliminate the symptoms of both conditions, and Kabel Chiropractic is equipped to help you on your path to healing. 

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Put simply, spinal decompression is a process of stretching out your spine with a traction table or similar device to relieve back pain. The procedure is completely nonsurgical and is offered right in Highlands Ranch at Kabel Chiropractic to ease your pain, promote optimal healing, and prevent further damage from herniated disks. 

Patients who undergo spinal decompression can experience the following benefits: 

  • Gradual repositioning of a herniated disc to provide long-term pain relief
  • Lower pressure on the disc to allow for healing nutrients to better flow in and repair the disc internally

This can lead to long-term relief for your back, which can work to realign other parts of your body as well. Spinal decompression can work to improve your posture, which stops you from overcompensating in other ways that would otherwise lead to more problems for your herniated discs. 

What Happens During a Spinal Decompression Session?

When you come into our office for spinal decompression therapy, you will lie on a motorized table, with your hips attached to a harness that moves your lower body for controlled decompression to give your spine the optimal results for long-term repair.  The process is completely pain-free, and you should feel a gentle stretch in your spine during the process. 

In general, decompression therapy sessions last for 30 minutes each, and you’ll need 15 to 30 treatments over several weeks for the best results. After this time, your arthritic symptoms are likely to be dramatically reduced because of less friction between your vertebra. 

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