SPINAL DECOMPRESSION2018-10-18T11:00:15+00:00


Say goodbye to spinal problems with our spinal decompression treatment

Most people get worried when they hear about spinal decompression. However, contrary to popular belief, spinal decompression is a minimally invasive non surgical treatment that is used to cure a variety of conditions and problems associated with the spine. Interested in how this treatment option works and why it is so common? Read on to find out everything you need to know about spinal decompression and how it can help you get rid of a large number of spinal problems.

How does spinal decompression work?

This nonsurgical treatment involves stretching the spine in a way that is similar to the traditional technique used for spinal traction. When the spine is stretched during spinal traction, the muscles in the spine respond with spasms or tighten. As a result, the spaces between the vertebrae are minimized.
While the spine is stretched in the spinal decompression method as well, the technique involved ensures that the muscles of the spine do not spasm of tighten in the process. Computerized decompression tables are used at our pain relief clinic in Calgary to record the response of the body when stretching occurs. With the right measurements, the spine stops stretching right before muscles will begin to tighten.
Unlike spinal traction, the spaces between the vertebrae of the spine are increased as a result of the stretching process involved in spinal decompression. This increased space allows herniated discs to return back to normal. Since the pressure caused by these herniated discs is released, people are relieved from spinal pain and several other problems. When the discs of the spine return back to their original position, the natural healing process of the body is triggered and blood supply and nutrients begin to return to the spine.

Which conditions can be treated using spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a very popular treatment option that is opted not only for conditions and problems pertaining to the back, but it can also be used to solve a number of neck problems. Spinal decompression is often resorted to when problems are caused by discs which are bulging or herniated. Spinal decompression can also conditions such as sciatica, spinal arthritis and stenosis.

Is spinal decompression painful?

Spinal decompression is generally not painful. In fact, some people even report a considerable decrease in their pain after only a single session. It should, however, be noted that long term effects are only seen after repeated sessions. In some cases, it might even take up to 20 sessions for permanent relief.
The treatment is often used with other treatments including chiropractic sessions, physiotherapy, home exercises, or heat and cold therapies. When used in conjunction, the treatment is not only effective to strengthen the spine to prevent damage in the future, but is also used to reduce pain in the spine and other areas as a result of herniated or bulging discs.

Why do people opt for spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression has gained popularity over the years because in addition to effective reduction of pain and strengthening the muscles and spine, the treatment option can also reduce the need for surgery and other invasive treatment options.
Spinal decompression can also effectively reduce the need for medication for pain related to the spine or neck. This is one of the major reasons why people opt for spinal decompression because medications are generally associated with side effects. While some patients might experience tenderness in the area after the process, there aren’t any real side effects of spinal decompression.
Another reason why people prefer spinal decompression over other treatment options is the cost involved. Generally, spinal decompression is much cheaper than surgical options that also have a lot of risks associated with them.
Surgical decompression is also an FDA approved treatment option for herniated discs and its long term benefits make it a common treatment option.

Ready to say goodbye to spinal pain? Give us a call at 403.909.8111 and find out how our professionals at Divergent Healthcare can help you get rid of spinal pain for good.

  • HealthCanada and FDA approved to treat:
    • Disc bulge or Herniation
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Sciatica
    • Neck pain
    • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Scoliosis

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