In terms of a medical setting, this therapy will be carried out in our practice. On the body, this treatment can be used on the lower back or neck – as this is where most disc problems are found.
After your initial consultation, and once you’ve agreed to go ahead with decompression therapy.. You’ll be asked to lie on a table, and a gentle traction will be fitted to your spine. Before the treatment starts, we’ll ensure that you’re as comfortable as can be.
During the therapy, the table goes through a rhythmic cycle, gently pulling the spine to relieve tension. As the traction is created, negative pressure is formed. This then causes an almost vacuum-like effect in the disc space, allowing nutrients and hydration to flow freely. In turn, the body’s cells renew and regenerate, once more aiding the healing process. What’s more, this continues long after the treatment is finished.
The number of treatments you will require depends on your condition as well as various other factors. Our team will monitor your progress however and can discuss timeframes in your consultation. If we think you may benefit from an alternative treatment, we’ll highlight this too.
The treatment itself doesn’t hurt but, if you’re suffering with current pain, you may feel slight discomfort or find it difficult to get onto the table. Our team is well-equipped to assist you and we also have blankets and cushions to help you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Got any questions about decompression therapy? Perhaps you want to know alternative treatments for your disc concerns? Get in touch today and we’d be happy to answer your queries or arrange a free initial consultation.