Your Austin, TX chiropractor offers a variety of treatments to alleviate chronic pain.
If you are dealing with chronic back pain, you certainly aren’t alone. It is the single most common cause of disability worldwide and each year about 50 percent of Americans state that they experience back pain. While this problem afflicts millions, this doesn’t mean that you have to just accept the problem. Through the use of spinal decompression therapy, your Austin, TX chiropractor can treat your chronic pain.
What is spinal decompression therapy in Austin, TX?
This nonsurgical treatment helps to stretch and elongate the spine using either a traction table or device to help reduce pain and discomfort in the back and legs, and to promote healing in these areas. By creating pressure on certain part of the body, we can reposition bulging and herniated discs and take pressure off these areas of the spinal to improve mobility and function.
What common problems does spinal decompression therapy help?
Spinal decompression therapy can help alleviate pain and other symptoms caused by herniated and ruptured discs, disc tears, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and facet syndrome.
How is spinal decompression performed?
You will not need to remove your clothes for this specific therapy. We will place two harnesses on you: one around your pelvis and another around your stomach. Then we will have you lie down on a table, which we can operate and manipulate using a computer to help apply the proper pressure needed for your condition.
How long does spinal decompression therapy take?
One treatment session takes about 30 to 45 minutes, on average. This session may take longer if you are opting for other complementary treatments like heat therapy or electrical stimulation. We will recommend a course of around 20 treatments that will take place over five to seven weeks, depending on the severity of your symptoms and your condition.
Am I a good candidate for spinal decompression?
If you are suffering from any of the above conditions and experiencing pain, then spinal decompression could be a good option for you. This is also an ideal treatment for someone who has exhausted other conservative measures and doesn’t want to opt for surgical treatment just yet. However, if you are currently pregnant or you have a fracture, tumor or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, then we do not recommend this course of action.
If you want to see if spinal decompression in Austin, TX could help reduce some of your symptoms, then call our office today. Give yourself the gift of a more active and pain-free lifestyle this New Year.