Whether due to injury, disease, poor posture, bad body mechanics or repetitive stress, all too often people find themselves suffering from bulging discs, herniated discs or degenerating discs – and all the discomfort that comes with them. Disc problems result in pain and discomfort ranging from uncomfortable to downright debilitating.
Spinal decompression is designed to help alleviate the pressure on the disc, encouraging healing and relieving pain. At meadows chiropractic, we are your resource for spinal decompression in Dallas. We are here to help you get back pain relief, and we are ready to provide the necessary treatments to get you back in good health.
HOW SPINAL DECOMPRESSION WORKS TO RELIEVE PAIN
We have found that spinal decompression can be used to treat pain related to radiating sciatica, herniated and bulging discs, and to provide general back pain relief.
Spinal Decompression, also known as non-surgical decompression therapy, is a non-invasive method for stretching the spine to relieve disc pressure. How is works is that applying this gentle but firm traction to stretch the spine will lessen the pressure on the disc, which will allow the disc to return to its normal position while also encouraging blood flow. Not only is space created for the disc to move back towards its original position, circulation is also improved to encourage the body’s own healing processes.
To facilitate the stretching of the spine in a controlled manner, a decompression table is used to give the doctor full control over the speed, strength and range of the movement. The patient is attached to the table with computerized controls. Straps ensure that the patient is secure, while the doctor is able to adjust the tension in the stretch to ensure that the necessary space is created in the spine – while still keeping the patient safe and comfortable.
KENNEDY DECOMPRESSION TECHNIQUE
The KDT course entails over 40 hours, including hands-on training sessions, followed by a certification examination. It is approved by leading Chiropractic Colleges. After completing this comprehensive course, Dr. Ellis is pleased that we can now better serve our patients and others in the community with advanced spinal decompression therapy. This advanced technique is a non-surgical option that can finally bring relief to many people who suffer from neck or back pain.
While the idea of having your spine stretched by a machine may seem a little strange at first, you will discover that spinal decompression is gentle and relatively comfortable. Many patients get some relief after the first session. Repeated sessions can improve healing and lead to positive outcomes for a variety of back injuries and improvement in symptoms that you may not realize are related to your back injury. As your Dallas chiropractor, we will administer as many sessions of spinal decompression treatment as necessary to help you heal.
Decompression, while effective, is not covered by insurance. Our office charges $50 per decompression session.