What Is Non-Surgical Decompression?
If you are someone who is dealing with severe back problems, you may benefit from non-surgical decompression. This therapy is used to reduce the pain that is related to conditions of the spine. The process of nonsurgical decompression includes gently stretching the spine. By doing this, the position of the spine is changed. This results in pressure being taken off of damaged or worn spinal disks, allowing the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids through the disks. This enables them to heal properly. The best part about this therapy is that is non-invasive. If you are looking for chiropractic care, give us a call here at Hamilton Holistic Healthcare Services. Dr. Derrick Hamilton can assist you with nonsurgical decompression treatment right here in Cahokia. IL.
Conditions Perfect for Nonsurgical Decompression
Chiropractors use nonsurgical decompression to treat:
- Herniated/bulging disks or degenerative disk disease
- Diseased or injured nerve roots of the spine
- Spinal joints that are worn
- Neck pain, back pain, or sciatica
How is it performed?
When you arrive at your chiropractor’s office for treatment, you will stay in your clothes. The chiropractor will then put a harness on you. You will be lying down on a special table that the doctor controls using a computer. Therapy lasts anywhere between 30-45 minutes. You may need a total of 20 to 28 treatments over a course of 5 to 7 weeks to achieve optimal results. However, you can expect a reduction in pain after the first treatment. Each patient is different and also reacts to treatment differently. Dr. Derrick Hamilton will work with each patient closely to schedule treatment sessions as well as develop a plan that will fit your individual lifestyle and needs.
Other treatments may be done prior to or after spinal decompression therapy such as:
- Cold or heat therapy
- Electrical stimulation
If you are pregnant or have any o the following medical conditions, you should avoid having nonsurgical decompression:
- Metal implants within the spine
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Advanced osteoporosis
To schedule an appointment with us here at Hamilton Holistic Healthcare Services simply give us a call. We are located in Cahokia, IL. Chiropractic care is beneficial for pain reduction. Feel free to visit our website for a list of treatments we provide here at our office.