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Decompression Therapy

Decompression therapy is a proven technique geared toward those suffering from degenerative disc disease, disc herniation and disc bulging. Spinal decompression has also proven to be 85% effective in the prevention of spinal surgical intervention. It helps to create positive woman-with-upper-back-pain-sq-200outcomes in the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Impingement of spinal nerve roots
  • Loss of joint motion
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

If you’ve been diagnosed with any of the above conditions, or, if we can validate disc thinning on your X-ray imaging, you may be a good candidate for this therapy. It’s our practice always to adjust you in a traditional manner for the first week or so in order to gauge your initial reaction to treatment. If your response isn’t optimal, that helps us to know that the disc material in your spine is stuck and dehydrated, cut off from its nutrient supply and largely unmoving.

Decompression therapy can make all the difference in your recovery. This therapy is a type of motorized traction that works by gently stretching the spine. The spinal changes that take place take the pressure off of the discs, causing them to retract, taking pressure off of the nerves. These improvements help to promote the flow of water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so that they can heal. divider

How Is Spinal Decompression Performed?

You’ll rest either face down or face up, on a computer-controlled table. We’ll fit you with a harness that’s placed around your pelvis and waist for lower back issues, or a strap that fits comfortably around the forehead for neck problems. Your treatment will then be customized to offer you the best results in the shortest amount of time. Our Chattanooga Decompression table can be programmed for these variables:

  • Constant or intermittent stretching
  • Choices in the weight of the traction and direction of traction
  • Individualized time settings

Dr. Robb will personally demonstrate how the table is used so that you feel comfortable in beginning your care. He’ll remain with you during treatment and receive your feedback, and will only leave the room once you’re completely at ease. There are never any worries. You’re always in control of your treatment, as each patient has full access to a button that shuts off the table automatically. Spinal decompression can help your sciatica or the pain shooting down your neck and arms. This safe, effective treatment gets to the cause of your problem in a gentle way. Contact us today if you have any questions! divider-custom-full

Spinal Decompression Therapy Cheviot, Bridgetown North, Westwood, Cincinnati OH | (513) 451-4500