What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy is a multi-directional, non-surgical based therapy, which provides relief of legs, back, arms and neck pain. Spinal decompression therapy does not involve drugs and treats many problems associated with neurological symptoms. During these procedures, going through techniques of relaxation and proper positioning, the spinal disc can be alleviated from negative pressure. Many individuals find relief from pain that is associated with many conditions after receiving spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression should be considered if neck and lower back symptoms have not been resolved from previous traditional treatments and therapies.

Who benefits from Decompression therapy?

Anyone who experiences back pain or neck pain caused by a damaged disc can be treated by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include bulging discs, protruding discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, leg pain or numbness. The list provided is a small number of conditions that could be treated.

During our Oakville’s spinal decompression therapy, the elements of the spinal column are realigned as they are being stretched. By doing this process, it takes off pressure on certain locations of the spine. While stretching the spinal cord, oxygen, nutrients and water movements are all encouraged and promoted. This increases the circulation within damaged tissues and injured areas, and leads to a natural healing process by virtue of fluids that reach the nutrient dense areas.

Are the sessions painful and how many sessions are needed to treat conditions?
In most cases of spinal decompression therapy, the treatments are completely painless and our clients do not feel any sort of discomfort. In fact, many patients fall asleep during spinal decompression therapy sessions, helping the process of the treatment become less intimidating. Doctors create treatment plans in order to determine how each patient’s sessions will go after their examinations. Based on current research on spinal decompression therapy, the best outcomes have resulted in doing 20 sessions over a 6-8 week period.

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Conditions where decompression therapy is not recommended by our professionals.

Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for women who are pregnant, patients who are diagnosed with severe osteoporosis, strong nerve damage and critical obesity. Patients who have had spinal surgeries with instrumentations such as screws, metal plates and/or cages are also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy post bone fusion or non-fusion surgery can be performed. For more information regarding conditions where spinal decompression is not recommended, please be sure to contact us.

Medical studies that document the effectiveness of spinal decompression therapy.

There has been little research on the topic of spinal decompression as it is a fairly new component to the healthcare field. However, studies suggest that MRI states up to a 90% reduction of disc herniation in 10 of 14 cases. In addition, other studies report that the majority of the disrupted discs, patients surveyed their results as “good” to “excellent” after their spinal decompression therapy. Our professional healthcare staff are licensed and well provisioned with the latest equipment and knowledge to provide you the exceptional experience and the best lasting results. Our team of professionals is trained to be compassionate and provide you with a safe and quality environment where our clients feel comfortable.

Therapy and Rehabilitation exercises

To reduce inflammation in our patient’s spines and assist the healing process, supportive structures are treated with our passive techniques such as applying heat, ice to gain muscle stimulation and chiropractic adjustments if the patient is required to have so.

Our Oakville’s spinal decompression healthcare providers can completely individualize your decompression treatments. They can change the amount of stretch load, amount of time consumed to reach each peak stretch/relax stage, quantity of stretch/relax stages and many more settings. This allows them to tailor each and every session according to your weight, age, and condition to achieve the highest goals you have. Talk to one of our healthcare professionals now at our spinal decompression therapy in Oakville to receive a consultation regarding your spinal decompression. Contact us for more information through our website.

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