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Decompression Therapy

decompression tableIf you’re suffering from intense back pain or dealing with a bulging or herniated disc, you want a lasting and effective solution so you can return to what you love in life. Often, surgery or pain medication are presented as the only options, but both carry significant risks. An alternative we are pleased to offer at Genesis Chiropractic is non-surgical decompression therapy, which is a drug-free method to tackle your pain or disc problems without the need for surgical intervention.

How Does It Work?

This modality leverages the advanced capabilities of the decompression machine, which is engineered to deliver precise and targeted relief to the affected areas of the spine.

Decompression therapy aims to alleviate pressure on the spinal discs, promoting healing and enhancing spinal health.

The decompression machine we use at the clinic employs state-of-the-art technology to gently stretch the spine. This stretching creates a vacuum within the discs, generating a negative pressure that encourages bulging or herniated discs to retract. This retraction process allows for the reinfusion of essential nutrients, oxygen, and moisture into the discs, facilitating their recovery.

The creation of negative pressure not only aids in the retraction of displaced discs but also stimulates the body’s innate healing mechanisms. This stimulation can lead to decreased pain, increased mobility, and overall improved spinal functionality over time.

What Conditions Can Decompression Therapy Help?

Decompression therapy has proven effective in addressing a variety of conditions, including:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Chronic Back Pain

What Are Some Benefits?

Non-Surgical Solution: As this therapy is non-surgical, it’s an appealing option for patients wary of the risks and recovery time associated with surgery.

Pain Relief: Instead of masking pain, this modality targets the root cause of discomfort associated with spinal disc issues, providing substantial relief.

Improved Mobility: This therapy enhances the ability to move and perform daily activities with less discomfort and greater ease.

Holistic Approach: When combined with chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy provides a comprehensive care plan for spinal health, emphasising a holistic approach to wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is decompression therapy painful?

No, this modality is designed to be gentle and pain-free. Patients often report feeling a stretch in their spine, which is not painful.

How long does a session last?

Each session typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the patient’s needs.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual’s condition and response to the therapy. A typical care plan may range from 12 to 20 sessions.

What is the difference between traction and decompression?

Traction is static—meaning it just pulls and relaxes repeatedly. The decompression has a rest phase, so it pulls for 75 seconds, and then it relaxes for 15 seconds. Then it pulls again and then relaxes again. This process repeats the entire time a patient is on the table, which is typically 15-20 minutes.

Can anyone receive this therapy?

While decompression therapy is suitable for many, it’s not appropriate for everyone. Conditions such as severe osteoporosis, pregnancy, and certain types of cancer can preclude individuals from undergoing this therapy. A consultation with one of our chiropractors is necessary to determine eligibility.

Take That First Step Towards Relief

You don’t have to suffer with chronic back pain, herniated discs or sciatica. We are here to help. To explore whether decompression therapy is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors.

Disclaimer: Doctors referenced in content, images and video are chiropractors not medical doctors or dentists.


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