Spinal Decompression

Dealing with back pain can make it difficult to perform your daily activities and even enjoy quality time with your family. Fortunately, there are non-surgical options available that can provide relief. At Charleston Chiropractic And Therapy in Charleston, SC, we are pleased to offer our patients spinal decompression therapy. In this article, we will explore what you need to know about this treatment option.


What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression involves the use of a motorized traction device to gently stretch the spine. Prior to starting the therapy, your doctor will fit you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your abdomen (you will remain fully clothed during the procedure). You will lie on a spinal decompression table while your chiropractor uses a computer to customize your treatment.

A typical spinal decompression therapy session lasts about half an hour. The procedure is gentle, and most people do not experience any discomfort during the treatment. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, simply inform your chiropractor, and adjustments can be made to ensure your comfort.

Following spinal decompression, most people do not experience any side effects. You may feel some mild soreness, similar to the soreness experienced after trying a new exercise, as your body adjusts to the new, healthier position of your spine.

Is Spinal Decompression Safe?

Spinal decompression is generally considered a safe alternative to other methods of treating back pain, such as surgery. Since spinal decompression is non-invasive, you do not have to worry about the risks associated with more invasive procedures. Many individuals report immediate pain relief following their first spinal decompression treatment.

Before beginning spinal decompression therapy, we will discuss your treatment goals and review any medical conditions you may have to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for this type of therapy. If you have any questions regarding your treatment or the safety of spinal decompression, our team is here to help. Your safety and comfort are important to us.

Contact Charleston Chiropractic And Therapy in Charleston, SC

At Charleston Chiropractic And Therapy in Charleston, SC, our chiropractor is dedicated to working with you to determine the most appropriate chiropractic care for your specific needs. Whether you require spinal adjustment, assistance in recovering from an injury, spinal decompression, or any other form of chiropractic care, we are here to help. Contact us today at (843) 722-7074 to schedule your first appointment.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Before seeing Dr.Workman I was in pain for about a year. After only a couple of visits I became my old self again. I have been under his care now for over three pain free years. Dr. Workman has given me back my life. Dr. workman is a true healer and has restored my faith in the chiropractic profession."
    Chris Hall
  • "Some people claim that chiropractors are quacks--these people have obviously been going to the wrong chiropractors. My back has given me problems as far back as I can remember. In high school I was too busy reveling my angst to do anything about it and in college I claimed to be too busy. Now that I've graduated, I decided to finally try to get some help. 5 weeks later, my back feels better than ever before in memory. If you've got any reservations, destroy them. Go see Dr. Workman. The man is like a wizard, casting level 5 relief spells."
  • "I'm a recent college grad in Charleston and have been getting care from Charleston Chiropractic & Therapy for the past several months. As a Division I track and field athlete, I really can't say enough about Brian and Alicia (massage therapist). They kept me healthy and competition ready (the views of the Charleston harbor aren't bad either!). I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in Charleston in need of chiropractic care."