Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression FAQ

For patients with severe back problems, spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and physical therapy cannot bring total pain relief and healing. For these patients, our chiropractor recommends non-surgical spinal decompression in Yorkville in addition to chiropractic treatments. A fairly new technology, many patients have never heard of spinal decompression and often have several questions regarding treatment. To help you find answers to your questions, our chiropractor has compiled a list of Yorkville non-surgical spinal decompression FAQs.

For Your Reference: Yorkville Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression FAQs

What is spinal decompression therapy?

A type of modern traction therapy, spinal decompression is used to relieve pain related to disorders of the spine. Non-surgical spinal decompression in Yorkville provides a comfortable, affordable alternative to costly and invasive surgical procedures. Non-surgical spinal decompression in Yorkville can also relieve pain associated with post-surgical rehabilitation.

How does non-surgical spinal decompression in Yorkville work?

Our DRX9000 spinal decompression unit uses traction to create negative pressure along specific areas of the spine. During a session of non-surgical spinal decompression in Yorkville, our machine's sensor and computer gauge the patient's muscle tension and spinal position, cycling through relaxation and distractions phases to create space between the spinal discs.

What does negative pressure do?

Negative pressure creates a vacuum within the spine, drawing any herniated spinal matter back into place. The vacuum also draws blood and nutrients into the area. By increasing circulation around the injured disc, non-surgical spinal decompression in Yorkville not only helps to align the spine, but also reduces inflammation, promoting accelerated healing.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

Every patient reacts to illness, injury, and treatment differently. While non-surgical spinal decompression therapy will bring relief and healing during the first session, it is difficult to predict the number of treatments that will be necessary. Our chiropractor works closely with each patient to schedule therapy treatments and develop a wellness plan to suit each individual's needs and lifestyle.

Who can benefit from spinal decompression therapy?

Most patients who suffer from pain as a result of an injured disc can benefit from spinal decompression therapy, which was developed to heal and reposition the spine. Spinal decompression therapy effectively treats the following conditions: herniated, slipped, bulged, ruptured, or torn discs, disc prolapses, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and facet syndrome. Decompression therapy also provides relief to patients recovering from spinal surgery.

Is non-surgical spinal decompression in Yorkville safe for everyone?

Although the procedure is simple, spinal decompression therapy is not right for everyone. If you are over 70 years of age, have severe osteoporosis, nerve damage, severe obesity, are pregnant or have surgically implanted plates or screws, decompression therapy might not be right for you. Our chiropractor carefully considers each patient's conditions before recommending a wellness plan.

If you have questions which our Yorkville Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression FAQs did not answer, contact our office to schedule a consultation.