Who Is a Good Candidate for Non Surgical Decompression?

Who Is a Good Candidate for Non Surgical Decompression?

Non surgical spinal decompression is a common treatment method for patients with chronic back or neck pain. The procedure involves alternately stretching and relaxing the spine to reduce pressure, and thus inflammation and pain as well.

Not everyone is a good candidate for spinal decompression. Some patients with pre-existing health conditions should not have their spine stretched. When you first come into our office, we’ll take a detailed medical history to determine if your back issues and treatments thus far allow for use of spinal decompression therapy.

You are a good candidate for spinal decompression if you:

  • Suffer from chronic lower back or neck pain 
  • Suffer from sciatica pain
  • Have herniated or bulging discs
  • Have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease

These spine-related medical conditions often only worsen with time, and available treatments are mostly designed to keep you as comfortable and mobile as possible. This treatment will relieve stress and pressure between the discs.

Of course, there are also those who should not have spinal decompression therapy. These individuals include:

  • Patients who have had a broken back or previous back surgery
  • Individuals with a previous spinal fusion
  • Those previously or currently being treated for spinal conditions such as tumors, infections, osteoporosis, and more

For those who are good candidates, spinal decompression is a completely safe and relatively painless procedure. You lie upon a special computerized table controlled by the doctor to prove traction, or stretch, then relax intermittently. You’ll have 12 to 20 sessions over the course of several weeks, and you are sure to start noticing decreases in your chronic pain levels after just a few days.

Ready to try spinal decompression to control your chronic back pain? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.