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, LLC 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, LLC in Charleston, SC
At Charleston Chiropractic and Therapy, LLC 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.