Anyone who has been through an injury involving their spinal column knows and understands how painful and difficult it can be to try to recover from the injury. A damaged spine can cause excruciating back pain, neck pain, headaches, even referred pain that is felt in the feet or hands. The spinal column is essentially the control center of the nerve sensations for the human body. with its extensive nerve network, back discs, neck discs, and joints, there are a number of different things that can go wrong with the spine – especially if you have been in an accident or have a chronic condition like arthritis.

You may have heard about non-surgical spinal decompression, which is a therapy method in the chiropractic vein: All chiropractic therapies are completely non-invasive and all natural. A therapy like non-surgical spinal decompression will never require invasive surgery, prescription medications, or dangerous procedures.
Chiropractic therapy methods like spinal decompression are holistic – all natural healing. Since it is not always well understood, we will be explaining more about spinal decompression and whether it is could be an effective therapy for your case in this article.

Does this treatment work?

Spinal decompression works by gently pulling apart the nerves and discs that are compacted in the spinal column (and are therefore causing the pain.) Pinched nerves and compacted discs are some of the most common injuries involving the back and the neck, and the goal of non-surgical spinal decompression is to resolve this problem. This is accomplished via a non-surgical traction machine.

The patient will be comfortably strapped onto a specially designed chiropractic table, and the straps will then be attached to the machine. The chiropractor will adjust the traction device, an entirely computerized process that is customized for each patient, to apply a very gentle type of vacuum pressure. During therapy, the damaged nerves and discs will be separated and then returned to their proper places in the spinal column.

Once the non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is completed, which can take anywhere from one visit to a short series of visits, the spine will be in proper alignment. When the spine is properly aligned, all the pressure that was causing the pain will be gone – which results in pain relief.

This type of non-surgical therapy is extremely effective because it allows for the proper re-ordering of a damaged spinal column. No amount of medication can accomplish what spinal decompression can do! Medication is often prescribed to relieve pain, but this is a temporary solution and the pain will return as soon as the medication has worn off. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy actually removes the problem at its origins. For this reason, it is generally considered to be one of the most effective and gentle ways to resolve pain for patients who want to pursue all natural healing methods.