What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is an extremely advanced technology that instigates intermittent traction with a controlled amount of force to a specific spinal region. Should you be suffering from an injured disc it is located and gently separated, creating a slight vacuum, allowing the disc to be “pulled back in” thus taking pressure off the surrounding nerves and easing the pain.
What’s an average session like?
Firstly we make you comfortable, then we help mobilize the troubled area of your spine. Next, we work on the lumbar muscles, applying a gentle muscle stimulation that will help your muscles remain in this new position. Specific spinal injuries may also require a spinal adjustment.
When will I begin to feel the results?
The average patient tends to start feeling the results of the therapy at around the two-week mark of the decompression therapy. There are some exceptions and some spinal injury patients won’t start feeling results until the third or fourth week. There are various factors that affect the recovery time, including the level of the disc injury in your back and the period it has been there.
How often should I have therapy?
Our goal is to remove the bulging disc pressure from the nerve root. This means re-educating the discs and muscles to be in a better position, therefore the frequency and number of session can vary depending on the severity of your case. However, typically you would be prescribed twenty sessions, broken down 5 daily sessions for two weeks, followed up by three daily sessions per week for two further weeks. Then the final treatments would be twice a week for two weeks.