Spinal Decompression

spinal decompression therarpy near Atlanta | AICA AtlantaSpinal Decompression Therapy involves spinal stretching, using a traction table or comparable mobile device, with the goal of relieving back and leg pain.

This procedure is called nonsurgical decompression therapy. There are surgical options such as microdiscectomy and laminectomy.

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that may help reduce back pain. This treatment works by lightly stretching the spine, which changes the position and force of the spine.

This change reduces pressure on the spinal discs, which are gel-like buffers located between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc.

As a result, herniated or bulging discs may recede, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine.

This, in turn, promotes the healing process by encouraging the flow of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids to the discs.

What Does Spinal Decompression Treat?

Chiropractors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression in an attempt to treat:

  • Disc Degeneration with osteophytes– deterioration of disc and resulting in loss of disc height
  • Disc Bulge or Protrusion – condition in which the outer layers of discs put pressure on the spinal nerves
  • Disc Herniation – condition in which the inner part of the discs pierce the outer layers and cause pressure and inflammation on the spinal nerves
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
  • Facet Syndrome – condition in which the small spinal joints are affected
  • Stenosis – refers to pain usually down both legs of arms due to pressure on spinal cord
  • Sciatica – refers to pain going down the leg due to pressure on spinal nerves
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)

You should not do spinal decompression therapy if you have:

  • Artificial discs, or Bone on bone screws
  • Bone Cancer or infection
  • Recent spinal or abdominal surgery
  • Severe Osteoporosis
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

You should consult your health professional if you have:

  • Difficulty lying on your back stomach since these positions are required for the spinal decompression machine
  • Moderate osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Paget disease – a chronic disorder that can result in enlarged, weak bones
  • Spondylolisthesis – when one spinal bone has moved forward on the level below, seen on an x-ray scan
  • Undergone spinal surgery

After Chiropractic Therapy

After Spinal Decompression you may experience:

  • Shooting pain down the arm or leg – Press to stop button and inform the doctor, 3D Spinal Decompression and repositioning may be required
  • Some muscle spasm – Inform your Chiropractor of this since ice and muscle stimulation can be used to reduce this spasm

Call AICA Atlanta For Immediate Pain Relief

spinal decompression therapy treatment in AtlantaCalling our Atlanta office to schedule a FREE consultation is the first step toward living a pain-free life.

Our office is available 24/7 to schedule an appointment, as well as to answer any questions you may have before your visit.

Once you arrive, our Chiropractors can follow through with a complete examination that allows them to understand the extent of your pain, as well as the source of your condition.

If spinal decompression therapy is recommended, you and your Chiropractor can discuss what your next steps look like.

You can schedule your appointment today by filling out our online submission form or by calling our office at (404) 889-8828.

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