Our chiropractor in Kennesaw offers non-surgical spinal decompression for certain types of back injuries, including car accident injuries, herniated discs, and pinched nerves.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is often referred to as non-surgical decompression therapy. This chiropractic treatment is designed to slowly and gently stretch the spine in order to help herniated, bulging and slipped discs heal. The treatment works by creating a negative pressure within the spine that increases the spaces between the vertebrae. This gives damaged discs more room to retract and refill with nutrient-rich fluid. If the bulging or herniated disc was putting pressure on a nerve, the retraction of the disc material un-pinches the nerve to help alleviate pain and discomfort.
Conditions Treated with Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy
Non-surgical decompression therapy can help treat a variety of injuries and conditions in the neck, upper back, and lower back.
- Certain Car Accident Injuries
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Discs
- Pinched Nerves
- Posterior Facet Syndrome
Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy for Car Accidents
If you have recently been in a car accident, non-surgical decompression therapy can help you recover from certain types of auto accident injuries, including whiplash, cervical and lumbar herniated discs and pinched nerves. During a car accident, even if you were not driving that fast, your spine is put under a tremendous amount of force. This can cause whiplash, which is a severe sprain and strain of the neck, misaligned vertebrae and herniated, slipped or bulging discs.
If the inflammation, misaligned discs or disc herniations put pressure of any of the nerves or nerve roots, you could also experience a pinched nerve. Non-surgical decompression therapy can help with these car accident injuries by pinching nerves and help the disc herniations retracts and heals.
Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy with Our Chiropractor
Our chiropractor uses a decompression therapy table that utilizes distraction and relaxation to increase the space around the injured disc. The distraction part of the treatment involves applying a precise and gradual stretching force to the spine, which results in a negative pressure being created. That negative pressure can help encourage damaged spinal discs to retract. The relaxation part of the treatment involves little or no stretching being applied to the spine for a very short period of time. The distraction and relaxation segments of the treatment are preprogrammed into the decompression table and applied automatically, which means you will experience a distraction for a set period of time, then a period of relaxation.
Each treatment lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, and most individuals need three to four treatment sessions a week over the course of several weeks. The average number of treatments needed will depend on the severity of your injury or condition and how rapidly your body responds to the treatments.