Benefits of Spinal Decompression for Herniated Discs

Written By Kabel Chiropractic on September 9, 2019

Man with herniated discA herniated disc can be painful enough to severely impact your quality of life. In the past, herniated discs were primarily treated with medications and surgery, but today there is a less invasive way to reduce the symptoms.

Dr. Kabel at Kabel Chiropractic in Highlands Ranch, CO, offers spinal decompression for patients suffering from a herniated disc. The traction-focused treatment is a safe and effective way to relieve pain and promote healing.

What is a Herniated Disc?

Spinal discs are composed of spongy tissue nestled between each vertebra. A disc can become herniated when some of the inner tissue pushes out through a tear in the disc exterior. The bulge can cause pressure on nearby nerves, causing severe pain. Herniated discs can occur anywhere on the spine but frequently occur in the lower back.

What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive procedure that gently stretches the spine to adjust your posture and relieve pain. The treatment works on the theory of spinal traction that has been used successfully to treat a variety of back conditions for many years.

The device consists of a motorized table operated by a computer to ensure precision. The gradual, gentle stretching does not cause pain or additional damage to the spine. Treatments last under an hour and patients typically undergo a series of treatment to achieve the desired result.

Your Path to Relief

Some studies have shown that using spinal decompression to treat herniated discs is effective in relieving painful symptoms. The procedure can also increase disc height, which could improve posture to produce long-term benefits.

Dr. Kabel is committed to his patients and spends the time necessary to pinpoint the cause of your pain and prescribe the right treatment. Contact Kabel Chiropractic today at 720-897-5409 to find out if spinal decompression is the right treatment for you.

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