Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Treatment has helped our patients suffering with pain from a variety of spine-related health issues:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Cervical herniation
  • Lumbar herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc problems
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spine issues
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pain radiating from arms / legs
  • Facet joint syndromes
How Does Spinal Decompression Treatment Work?

Many patients are experiencing new pain relief from our non-surgical methods. Living with chronic pain from a herniated or bulging disc means you can’t enjoy life. And it’s difficult to do things you want to do.

Spinal Decompression Treatment uses motorized traction to create space between the vertebrae of the injured disc. When the pressure inside the disc decreases, the inner gel-like portion of the disc can be reabsorbed, and thus begin to heal the injured disc.

The repetitive motions of decompression and relaxation allow nutrients, water, and oxygen to be reabsorbed. With each treatment, you’ll experience a small change. And through consistent treatments, those small changes will add up to a big difference in both your pain levels and your quality of life.

Spinal Decompression Treatments are both easy and comfortable for our patients. You will remain fully clothed during your treatment. Depending on your needs, you may lie either face up or face down on the table. In fact, many patients become relaxed and fall asleep during their session.

How Do Discs Degenerate?

When a disc degenerates, the gel-like center loses water. The disc loses height, or compresses, and is unable to support the spine properly. As disc degeneration progresses, the lack of hydration in the disc can cause tears in the outer portion of the disc (the annulus). This loss of hydration leads to herniation. Because one area of the spine has a direct effect on another area of the spine, disc degeneration can begin in one segment and move to another segment.

Customized Treatment Plans for Your Chronic Disc Pain

Often, we see patients when they find that surgery is the only option to heal the damaged discs in their neck or back. The good news is that invasive surgery and a long recovery time doesn’t have to be your only choice. Spine surgery comes with risk. And, unfortunately, it can lead to more trauma and pain. Surgery also means lost wages and work.

At Edina Family Chiropractic, you will receive an individual treatment plan based on your unique injury and health needs. First, your chiropractic doctor will consult with you to understand your pain and medical condition. Then we will determine your best treatment options.