How do Chiropractors decompress your spine?
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc.
Do physical therapists do spinal decompression?
Physical Therapists and Chiropractors frequency use the terms Decompression therapy and Traction to describe treatments that are utilized for patients suffering with pain and limited function due to lower back and neck conditions.
Can spinal decompression cause damage?
Occasionally, spinal decompression surgery can result in tissue damage. Excessive bleeding is a risk of surgery as well as the risk of clots forming and migrating causing a deep vein thrombosis.
Why does spinal decompression feel good?
By opening up space in between the vertebrae, you are essentially allowing constantly-compressed intravertebral discs the chance to breathe and rehydrate. That is why it feels so good.
Does laying down decompress your spine?
Decompression may be done through surgical or noninvasive procedures, but changing the way you sleep can also help. Activities like sitting for long periods of time, sleeping in the wrong position, or sleeping on a soft mattress can compress the vertebrae in your back.
How often should I decompress my spine?
So how often should you do spinal decompression? A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 12–20 sessions over four to six weeks, depending on your unique condition.
What is the success rate of spinal decompression?
Most research has shown spinal decompression to be successful in 71% to 89% of patients. More than 10 different research studies have been conducted with all of them showing good results for patients treated with spinal decompression. Here is a summary of some of the research studies performed on spinal decompression.
How quickly does spinal decompression work?
About 20% of patients will start seeing relief of pain within the first week. Around 40% of patients will have significant relief within 2–3 weeks. The remaining 20% will get significant relief between 4–6 weeks.
Is spinal decompression painful?
Although spinal decompression is generally considered gentle and relaxing, patients with extensive disc trauma may experience mild discomfort during their first few treatment sessions. If you ever feel uncomfortable during the procedure, a patient safety switch allows you to stop the treatment at any point.