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Spinal Decompression

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Chronic pain is frustrating and exhausting.  It can keep you from living the life you desire, hinder your social and family life. If your life revolves around your pain, you are not alone, and we are here to help.  Chronic back or limb pain caused by bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs can be greatly helped by Spinal Decompression Therapy.  Many find the procedure comfortable and relaxing and greatly look forward to their treatments.

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How does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a specific mechanically assisted traction of the spine utilizing a table designed to facilitate the procedure.  Spinal decompression works in the cervical and lumbar spine by gently tractioning (separating vertebra apart from each other).  This separation of the spine can create a negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks can retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This helps promote movement of the spinal joints, blood flow to the surrounding tissues, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs to promote healing.

Sessions are regular frequency, 2-3 sessions per week and increasing in distraction traction forces as a patient progresses in his or her sessions over time.  Typical protocols for both cervical and lumbar disc issues start at 12 sessions and may progress to 24 or 36.  This may seem intense, but at times decompression therapy is a final treatment option before considering surgery, thus a serious commitment is sometimes required.

During decompression sessions, you should be clothed comfortably as you will spend up to 20 minutes per session on the decompression table.

Decompression therapy may be the only treatment received for your condition, or it may be coupled with chiropractic care, massage therapy, laser treatments or other healing therapies.

Is Decompression the right therapy for you?

Your doctor can help you decide if decompression therapy is an appropriate treatment mode for your condition.  So we encourage you to first schedule an appointment with one of our doctors for a complete consultation and examination.  Typically those experiencing:

  • Back, neck, or radiating arm or leg pain or numbness
  • Bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative/Arthritic spinal joints
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

Benefits of Decompression Therapy:

  • A non-invasive (non-surgical) solution to pain and loss of function
  • Avoiding Opiates and other pain medication
  • Improved blood flow to the injured area
  • Absorption of nutrient-rich fluids into joints and discs
  • Improved flexibility, mobility, and strength

Cost:

Since there is generally no insurance reimbursement for spinal decompression therapy, Bloomington Wellness Center has made this incredible therapy very affordable.   Single session: $45, (5) Sessions: $200, 10 Sessions: $360. (Available: Shakopee Location)

 

Questions? Please call or email us!

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