Spinal Decompression in Santa Clara

Spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical method of stretching the spine to help relieve back pain and leg pain. For those who are suffering from debilitating back pain, this treatment could offer them relief without having to go under the knife.

How Spinal Decompression Works

Spinal decompression uses motorized traction to gently stretch your spine. The goal is to reposition your spine and soothe the cushioned areas between your bones called spinal disks. This treatment creates negative pressure in the disks, which can relieve herniated or bulging discs and alleviate the strain put on some areas of your spine and nerves. Oxygen, water, and other necessary fluids are able to flow through your spine again, which can improve your overall movement.

How Is Spinal Decompression Done?

It may sound frightening to have your spine stretched through traction, but you shouldn’t be worried about the process. You will have a harness fitted around pelvis and midsection before you lie back on a therapy table. The table is controlled by a computer: your chiropractor enters your customized therapy calculations into the computer, and it operates according to your needs. Treatment is gentle, so your spine won’t be forced or jerked into uncomfortable positions. Sessions last from half an hour up to 45 minutes; how many you need depends on how well your body responds to treatment.

What Spinal Decompression Treats

Spinal decompression therapy seeks relief to the neck and lower back pain caused by:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Post-Surgical Pain

Still have questions? Call our office today and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation. One of our doctors will examine you and discuss the process. We can get you on your way to pain-free in no time!