Spinal Decompression FAQs

FAQs on Spinal Stenosis Answered by a Poway Chiropractor

A person with back pain has a few different options for chiropractic treatment. One of those options is spinal decompression. It’s useful for a variety of problems.

At Community Chiropractic Center, we want to educate you about the process, how it’s useful, and how safe it is.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a treatment that consists of a chiropractor positioning you on a table. The chiropractor connects you to a series of pulleys and another rigging. As the treatment process begins, the device gently pulls your body in both directions simultaneously. As it does, the discs in your back separate from the vertebrae. This allows these discs to heal without additional pressure.

Additionally, this particular procedure lets blood flow more optimally throughout your back. Ultimately, the blood ensures the discs in your back receive the nutrients necessary for the healing process.

What does a chiropractor use spinal decompression to treat?

A chiropractor recommends spinal decompression to patients who have back pain for several reasons. Sometimes, it’s the sole treatment a practitioner recommends. On the other hand, it may be used along with other treatments to relieve your back pain and promote healing.

Our chiropractor may advise you to undergo spinal decompression for herniated or bulging discs. A herniated disc is a term used to describe when you have a tear in the lining of a disc. The fluid in your back may seep through this opening and into your spinal canal. When it’s in your spinal canal, it may cause you pain and discomfort. A bulging disc, on the other hand, occurs when the lining of your disc weakens. Typically, this occurs as a result of the aging process. When it happens, the fluid pushes against the weakened walls, causing the disc to bulge.

A chiropractor may use spinal decompression to treat other conditions, such as the following:

  • Degenerative disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Post-surgical pain

Is spinal decompression painful?

At our clinic, we offer our patients an option besides surgical decompression. We use the Kennedy Decompression Technique. Generally, our patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. The process is safe for most. Before your treatment, our chiropractor thoroughly assesses your physical health and takes into consideration your current medical problems to ensure the procedure is safe for you.

Community Chiropractic Center uses the Kennedy Decompression Technique, which has a long history of uses. It’s ideal for those who have a back injury or are suffering from a chronic condition. The process is relatively simple and painless.

Schedule an appointment with Community Chiropractic Center, serving Poway, CA, and the nearby region, by calling us today at (858) 486-1222 to see if spinal decompression can help you.

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