Spinal Decompression in Burien
Do You Suffer From?
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Pinched Nerves
- Radiating Pain into The Legs
- Radiating Pain into The Arms
- Disc Bulge or Herniation
- Degenerative Discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Limited Range of Motion
If you are suffering from the above symptoms gentle spinal decompression may be the answer for you. This non-surgical procedure can provide relief.
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
How long does the treatment take?
Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes. Most patients feel pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments, and are released from treatment after 8 weeks.
A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons and muscles is a vital part of Spinal Decompression. Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, cold laser, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.
Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health, and reduce the probability of re-occurrence.
Is it safe?
Medical studies have shown the effectiveness of spinal decompression. In 2010, researchers performed CT scans on patients before and after spinal decompression and found that not only did they have a dramatic improvement in symptoms, but there was also a significant improvement in disk height after treatment.
A 1998 study found that spinal decompression patients had a 90% reduction in disk herniation’s measured by MRI scans.
And a 2008 Stanford University study found that non-surgical decompression resulted in an 83% reduction in back pain, with a high rate of patient satisfaction.