Advanced Spinal Decompression Therapy for Pain Relief

At Coastal Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Foley, AL, we provide spinal decompression therapy, an advanced, non-surgical treatment designed to alleviate back and neck pain resulting from spinal disc injuries. Our state-of-the-art decompression technology and expert care team work together to help you achieve significant pain relief and healing.

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What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. It works by gently stretching the spine and changing the force and position of the spine. This change takes the pressure off spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine and promoting movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy

  • Pain Relief: Effective in reducing pain associated with herniated discs, sciatica, and other spinal conditions.
  • Non-Surgical: A non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures, offering a safe way to manage and alleviate back and neck pain.
  • Improved Mobility: Helps to restore general back mobility and reduces the recurrence of back pain.
  • Quick Recovery: Most patients experience significant improvement after a few sessions, allowing a quicker return to daily activities.

Who Can Benefit from Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy is suitable for patients experiencing:

  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome)

What to Expect During Your Treatment

During spinal decompression therapy, you will lie on a therapy table, the lower half of which can move. A harness is placed around your hips and is attached to the lower table near your feet. The upper part of the table remains fixed while the lower part, to which the harness is attached, slides back and forth to provide the traction and relaxation needed.

Sessions typically last about 30 to 45 minutes, and you may require multiple sessions over several weeks. Our chiropractors will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, based on a comprehensive evaluation.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don’t let back pain control your life. Discover the benefits of spinal decompression therapy at Coastal Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Contact us today at (251) 943-7941 or visit our clinic at 1705 South McKenzie Street, #4, Foley, AL 36535 to schedule your consultation. Start your journey back to a pain-free life.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spinal Decompression

What is spinal decompression therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment aimed at relieving back and neck pain and promoting the healing of intervertebral discs. This therapy involves stretching the spine using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving pain and facilitating an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs.

How does spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine, which 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. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This helps to promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

Is spinal decompression therapy safe?

Yes, spinal decompression therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many patients with back, neck, leg, or arm pain. It is often used as an alternative to surgery and is a painless treatment option for many types of back pain. Our chiropractors are trained in the latest decompression techniques to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the treatment.

What conditions can be treated with spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is effective in treating:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
  • Bulging or herniated disks
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

How long does a spinal decompression treatment session last?

Each session of spinal decompression therapy typically lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require multiple sessions over several weeks. Our chiropractors will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

What should I expect during spinal decompression therapy?

During a spinal decompression session, you will lie on a motorized device, either face up or face down, depending on your condition. The device, controlled by a computer, gently stretches and relaxes your spine, which should not cause any pain or discomfort. Many patients find the treatment relaxing and may experience significant pain relief during or after treatment.

Are there any side effects to spinal decompression therapy?

Most patients do not experience any side effects from spinal decompression therapy. However, a small number of patients may experience mild soreness similar to what one might feel after starting a new exercise regimen.

Can everyone receive spinal decompression therapy?

While many patients benefit from spinal decompression, it isn’t for everyone. Patients with conditions like severe osteoporosis, obesity, advanced diabetes, and certain types of cancer are not good candidates for this therapy. Pregnant women should also avoid this type of treatment.