Treating chronic back or neck pain without surgery is an option at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD. The skilled chiropractic specialists offer state-of-the-art non-surgical spinal decompression services to help you achieve long-lasting relief of lumbar and cervical spine pain. They customize a therapy plan to treat pain that results from herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other degenerative spine conditions, so you can enjoy a physically active, pain-free life. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office to schedule a spinal decompression consultation or book an appointment online today.
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION Q & A
What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical therapy to relieve chronic back and neck pain that results from degenerative changes or injuries in the spine, such as:
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
Spinal decompression therapy focuses on relieving pressure on your spinal cord and nerves to ease persistent nerve irritation, inflammation, and pain.
Dabbs Rehab Center of MD provides state-of-the-art spinal decompression therapy in-office to relieve chronic lumbar and cervical spine pain that slows you down. The providers determine if you’re a candidate for decompression therapy during a physical exam and a review of your medical history and symptoms.
What can I expect during spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy involves stretching your spine to relieve pressure on your spinal structures.
The Dabbs Rehab Center of MD providers use a motorized traction table to fully stretch your spine. The table moves slowly to gently stretch your spine without pain. Many people feel relaxed and comfortable throughout treatment. However, you may have some mild discomfort during your initial sessions if you have extensive disc damage.
The stretching helps restore blood flow to the area and also creates more space for herniated discs. The additional space eases pressure on the spinal nerves from herniated disc material. A computer monitors any resistance in your spine and can adjust the force as needed.
Typically, spinal decompression sessions last about 30 minutes, depending on your spine health and the severity of your symptoms.
How often do I need spinal decompression therapy?
While you might notice a reduction in your pain after your first spinal decompression session, the Dabbs Rehab Center of MD providers may recommend a series of treatments to optimize your results.
On average, a series of decompression sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks are necessary to bring the structures of your spine back into alignment.
Following through with the recommended course of therapy helps relieve existing pain and provides long-lasting pain relief.
In addition to spinal decompression therapy, the Dabbs Rehab Center of MD providers may also recommend routine chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy as part of your recovery plan for spinal injuries and degenerative spine conditions.
Call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD to schedule an evaluation for back or neck pain or book a spinal decompression consultation online today.