Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

Since the beginning of time, many therapies have been employed for back pain relief. Both alternative and western medical practices are used by physicians to treat several back pains and other such injuries. Although back pain can usually be resolved without clinical care, various treatments and spine therapy are available.

Alternative therapy for back pain

Through years of medical practice, manual therapies have been proven effective by chiropractors and acupuncturists. Chiropractic decompression is one such example of a manual therapy, intended to treat several back and neck conditions. This method includes neck decompression, lumbar decompression therapy, lower back decompression, and spine decompression, all of which help in alleviating neck and back pains. Traction or decompression for back pain or a spinal traction therapy is used to relieve pressure on the spine. Technically, spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy for the back that can either be conducted manually or mechanically. A decompression treatment or a decompression therapy involves back decompression with the assistance of a back decompression machine.

There are two kinds of spinal decompression treatment, surgical and nonsurgical, both of which have clinical evidences in treating neck and back pains. In a spinal decompression therapy, the method employed is nonsurgical, hence the term “nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy”.

What is a non-surgical spinal decompression therapy?

A non-surgical decompression therapy is a form of motorized traction of the spine applied to relieve back pain. This treatment involves the stretching of the spine to remove the pressure off compressed discs. A spinal disc decompression is employed by many physicians to relieve numbness, pain, and decreased mobility caused by certain spinal disc conditions. In a non-surgical decompression therapy, or a disc decompression therapy, a traction table or a similar motorized machine such as a spinal decompression machine is used.

How does spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression involves two basic principles:

• A negative intradiscal pressure is created to retract or reposition the herniated spinal disc
• A decreased pressure is created in the disc to allow the influx of nutrients and other substances so the discs can heal

Using spinal decompression devices, the spine is decompressed or stretched resulting in the change of pressure in the disks, as well as the repositioning of the spine.

What can non-surgical spinal decompression treat?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is used for the following:
• Neck pain relief
• Back pain treatment
• Sciatica
• Spinal stenosis treatment
• Herniated or bulging disc treatment
• Degenerative disc disease
• Damaged spinal joints

If you have been suffering from any of these conditions, then non-surgical decompression therapy might just be your solution. How much does a spinal decompression therapy cost? Typically, each session approximately costs from $20 to $200, for a total of $400 to $5,000 for a series of treatments. Prices only slightly vary among private and public clinics. Moreover, spinal decompression can be added to more extensive treatments such as acupuncture treatments. Yin’s Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic in Frisco TX offers acupuncture services best fit for your needs. We provide you with comprehensive diagnosis, treatment procedure, and counseling. Should you have any other questions or concerns, call us now to book an appointment!