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If you’re suffering from chronic back or neck pain due to a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, or other spinal issues, spinal decompression therapy may provide the non-surgical relief you’ve been searching for. At Peralta Chiropractic, we specialize in spinal decompression, a cutting-edge treatment that gently stretches the spine to take pressure off compressed discs and nerves. This innovative therapy has helped countless patients find lasting relief from debilitating pain without the risks and long recovery times of invasive surgery.

Key Takeaways:

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

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Spinal decompression therapy uses motorized traction to gently stretch the spine. During treatment, you lie fully clothed on a computer-controlled table. A harness is fitted around your hips and attached to the lower table near your feet.

The upper part of the table remains fixed while the lower part, to which you’re harnessed, slides back and forth to provide traction and relaxation. The doctor controls the force and angle of disc distraction, which can be adjusted according to your specific condition and tolerance.

As the table moves, it gently pulls and releases, creating negative pressure within the discs. This vacuum effect accomplishes two things:

  1. It can help draw bulging or herniated disc material back into the disc space, taking pressure off pinched nerves.
    1. It promotes the passage of healing nutrients into the disc to stimulate repair.

Conditions Treated by Spinal Decompression

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Spinal decompression therapy can provide relief for a wide range of painful back and neck conditions, including:

Condition Description
Herniated or bulging discs When disc material protrudes out and presses on spinal nerves
Degenerative disc disease Age-related wear and tear causes discs to dry out and collapse
Sciatica Compression of the sciatic nerve causes pain radiating down the leg
Spinal stenosis Narrowing of the spinal canal puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves
Facet syndrome Painful inflammation of the spinal facet joints

If you’re dealing with any of these issues, spinal decompression at Peralta Chiropractic may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Our experienced chiropractors will perform a thorough exam and create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific condition and relieve your pain.

The Peralta Chiropractic Difference

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At Peralta Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to spinal decompression therapy. In addition to the traction sessions, your treatment plan may include:

We believe this multi-faceted approach leads to better long-term outcomes for our patients. Our goal is not just to relieve your immediate pain, but to address the underlying causes and give you the tools to maintain a healthy, pain-free spine.

What to Expect During Treatment

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A typical spinal decompression treatment session lasts about 30 minutes. Most patients find it to be a relaxing, painless experience. Some even fall asleep during their session!

You may feel some stretching in your back or hips as the table moves, but it should never be painful. The doctor will monitor you throughout to ensure your comfort and safety.

Patients usually undergo a series of 15-30 treatments over several weeks, depending on the severity of their condition. Many report a noticeable reduction in pain after just a few sessions, with continued improvement as they progress through their treatment plan.

Is Spinal Decompression Right for You?

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While spinal decompression therapy is generally safe and well-tolerated, it may not be suitable for everyone. Conditions that may preclude you from having this treatment include:

The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable chiropractors. They will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and may order imaging tests to get a clear picture of your spinal health.

If spinal decompression is not appropriate for you, don’t worry – we offer a variety of other chiropractic services that can help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. These may include traditional chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and corrective exercises.

Take the First Step Toward a Pain-Free Life

If you’re tired of living with chronic back or neck pain, it’s time to take action. Don’t let fear of surgery hold you back from finding relief. Spinal decompression therapy at Peralta Chiropractic offers a safe, effective, non-invasive solution that has helped countless patients reclaim their active, pain-free lives.

Our compassionate, skilled chiropractors are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to each and every patient. We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly assess your condition, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

Don’t spend another day limited by pain. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward the healthy, vibrant life you deserve. Call us at (214) 942-3700 or request an appointment online. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to optimal spinal health!

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