Spinal Decompression

Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have highly­-successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.

Using this computer technology and the decompression machine, we are able to create a custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. The computer program is created and supervised by one of our highly trained staff. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in rotation, which, over time, separates the vertebrae. This creates a vacuum­-like effect that pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc will cause that pain to vanish.

Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment is usually about twenty minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, and are typically finished with treatment within eight weeks.

If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous pain medications that just cover up the problem, ask us if spinal decompression can help you.

Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain or just looking to achieve optimal spinal health, Dr. James Trussell and the team at Trussell Chiropractic in Pasadena, TX offer spinal decompression and more to help you achieve your goals.

4 Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy

Interested in spinal decompression therapy for your current condition or for overall health and wellness? Below are just four incredible benefits that this technique provides patients.

1. Relieves Tension and Pain

Spinal decompression is one of several techniques Dr. Trussell at Trussell Chiropractic in Pasadena, TX utilizes to address pain and tension throughout the spinal column. Most people experience tightness and tension – sometimes without noticing until they cause pain. And unfortunately, this can lead to spasms, injuries, and nerve compression. Spinal decompression is a method through which the spine is gently stretched, helping to relieve tension, spasms, and related pain.

2. Releases Nerve Compression

It really doesn’t take much for the spinal column to become compressed. Though it doesn’t typically occur overnight, many of us sit and stand with poor posture, overusing our muscles throughout our day – often without us even realizing it. Before you know it, every component of the spinal column is attempting to function in less space than they need. Eventually, they spill out onto the nerves. Spinal decompression therapy helps by opening up more space and pulling each component back into its rightful place – which is off the nerves.

3. Natural and Pain-Free

One of the greatest things about spinal decompression therapy at Trussell Chiropractic is that it’s a completely natural process. You simply lie still while a table gently stretches your spinal column. There are no invasive techniques or medication required. And it’s so gentle that many patients find it relaxing enough to nap during their appointment.

4. Lasting Results

Spinal decompression is a very effective technique for relieving current pain and symptoms, but it also does something quite extraordinary. It can actually prevent those issues from reoccurring. Since it is stretching out the spine and helping everything realign properly, it promotes ongoing spinal health and better posture. This can help prevent injuries as well as future compression.

Ready to experience these benefits for yourself? Schedule a spinal decompression appointment with Dr. Trussell and the team at Trussell Chiropractic in Pasadena, TX by calling (713) 944-7761 today.

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