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Spinal Decompression at Elevation Chiropractic

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that focuses on relieving pain that’s created from a herniated disc applying pressure on spinal nerves or spinal cord. Spinal Decompression works by utilizing intermittent traction to create a pumping mechanism, which ultimately facilitates disc hydration and nutrient flow into the disc space. This process helps create resorption of the disc minimizing pressure on the affected structures thus decreasing pain.

Conditions Helped

This therapy is ideal for most disc conditions, particularly bulges, extrusions, protrusions, and sometimes degenerative disc disease. However, it may not be suitable for annular tears and other conditions.

Spinal Decompression provides several health benefits, including

  • Provides a mechanism of healing for the disc by creating resorption
  • Restores disc and joint function allowing for improved mobility and range of motion
  • Takes pressure off the nerves reducing pain for the patient
  • Well-tolerated with minimal side effects
  • A cost-effective alternative to surgery and injections

What to Expect

Patients new to this process will first undergo a full exam, with X-rays, to determine if they have a disc condition as well as assess their hard structure. Dr. Mike will also review any additional imaging such as MRIs to determine what type of spinal decompression would be most tolerable for the patient.

After the assessment, you’ll lie on the table and be strapped into a harness to keep you in the proper position during traction. The computer is then programmed with the appropriate amount of force and time. The machine will then begin a gentle alternating traction to depressurize and facilitate resorption involving the disc. A typical treatment time for this procedure is roughly 8-15 minutes.

If patients are nervous about having the procedure done, Dr. Mike puts them at ease by explaining what’s going to happen, starting with a lower setting, and communicating throughout the process. Patients have control over the therapy, and if they feel they’ve met their threshold, they can click at the stop button to turn off the machine.

Insurance typically does not cover this therapy, so it’s considered a cash pay service. At our clinic, we will discuss the charges upfront for the service to ensure patients can receive the benefits of this therapy.

Learn More

If you’re suffering from disc conditions such as bulges, extrusions, protrusions, or degenerative disc disease, contact us today to schedule your spinal decompression therapy session and start experiencing relief.

To learn more about decompression therapy, watch this YouTube video

Spinal Decompression Wapakoneta, Lima, St Marys OH | (419) 738-4373