Spinal Decompression Provided by Our Dallas, TX, Chiropractor
When you have back pain, you might have tried various methods to ease it, especially if it interferes with your life. However, if you haven't seen a chiropractor yet, you might have missed out on a natural way to relieve the pain that targets the root of the problem. And one treatment we commonly use at NorthPark Neuropathy & Wellness, serving Dallas, TX, and the nearby region, is spinal decompression.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
The entire point of spinal decompression is to ease pressure on the discs in your back by giving them room to breathe. Specifically, we use a specialized device gently stretches your spine in two directions. As a result, the vertebrae and discs separate from one another, and the sensitive discs in between have time to heal or at least aren't compressed.
Typically, each spinal decompression session our chiropractor performs lasts about 30 minutes, though some patients may take more or less time. When we suggest this treatment, we recommend you come to visit us for multiple sessions to feel the full effects, though you may notice a difference at the first treatment. Remember that some patients won't notice a difference immediately, which is normal. Usually, we recommend patients receive 12 to 20 sessions based on their condition and the severity of it.
Most patients tolerate this treatment well since it's gentle. However, this isn't the case for every patient. Some patients with certain conditions may be more likely to experience pain from it.
Why We Might Recommend Spinal Decompression
We may recommend spinal decompression if you have a herniated or bulging disc. This allows the disc in between to heal without the pressure of the vertebrae. Not to mention, this treatment approach also eases discomfort in general for chronic conditions.
It's beneficial for both neck and back injuries. Patients with spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or radiculopathy may experience relief as well.
As a general rule, spinal decompression is safe for most people and isn't known to cause many side effects. Some people do have pain during the treatment. It's possible to feel achy or sore for a few days after the first few weeks you begin treatment. Eventually, your body gets used to the decompression, and this then tends to subside.
If you have a tumor or severe osteoporosis or are pregnant, then this might not be for you.
Quality Chiropractic Care in Dallas
NorthPark Neuropathy & Wellness, serving Dallas, TX, and the surrounding region, has a chiropractor who offers spinal decompression. This approach could benefit you, depending on your condition.
Contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment by calling (214) 739-2225.