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What Injuries Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Treat?

Living with excess pain in your neck or back can be excruciating. If you have ever suffered from a herniated disk, you probably know exactly how unbearable this pain can be. Long-term discomfort may leave you with no other option but to seek medical treatment. Generally, in the past, the only option that provided a remedy was through surgery. In recent times, however, therapy practices such as spinal decompression have lessened the need and, in some cases, eliminated the use of surgical treatment altogether.

How Does Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Work?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a type of technology used to treat disk injuries most often associated with back and neck pain. The machine utilizes decompression systems to motorize traction tables, which works by releasing and stretching the spine. Separating the can alter the position of the disk material, allowing it to retract. By gently separating the vertebrae, it creates a vacuum-like effect that sticks the herniations or bulges back into the inside of the disks. Pressure is then reduced, and pain is relieved once the disk material is back in its original disk space.

When dealing with issues related to the spine, it’s best to consider non-surgical treatment first. Unlike surgical treatment, non-surgical spinal decompression is safe, FDA-cleared, and non-invasive.

Injuries or conditions that can be treated with non-surgical spinal decompression include:

  • Herniated Disk
  • Thinning Disk
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging Disk
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Arm pain

Individuals who don’t qualify for spinal decompression are patients with a history of spinal fusion or spinal implants, broken vertebrae, those who have had multiple surgeries with no recovery, or are women carrying a child.

When Will I See Results?

Every individual is different and will have a unique plan tailored to their specific condition. The duration of treatments will ultimately depend on the severity of your pain and injury. Typically, most treatments range from 6 weeks to 4 months and may comprise of 12 to 35 visits. Each appointment can last anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. Furthermore, it’s important to note that many patients tend to find immediate relief after just a few sessions, so minimal recovery is presumed.

We Welcome Walk-Ins at All of Our 15 Locations

If you or someone you know is suffering from spinal pain and discomfort, QualCare Rehabilitation and Allied Medical Centers can guide you through our therapeutic recovery options. If you have any questions or want to get in touch with one of our professionals regarding spinal decompression, contact us online or visit us at one of our offices. We offer walk-in consultations at all our locations!

Call (713) 588-0042 to learn more about how we can help with your spinal injuries.