Spinal decompression takes pressure off your spinal discs to ease pain and stiffness in your back or neck. Dr. Ward decompresses your spine by stretching it in certain ways. This technique ends up creating a kind of vacuum effect or negative pressure that pushes your spinal discs into their normal position. Spinal decompression gives you a safe way to relieve pain without having to undergo any invasive methods or rely on medications.
Dr. Ward thoroughly assesses your condition to determine if spinal decompression is the right type of treatment for you. For example, you might not be a suitable candidate if you have osteoporosis since this condition makes your bones weak. Dr. Ward might recommend spinal decompression for easing back or neck pain if you have a spinal injury or spinal problems, such as a herniated disc or bulging disc.
Spinal decompression typically involves the use of a motorized table that moves into different positions. Dr. Ward makes sure that you’re comfortable before starting this type of treatment. You’ll usually have a harness around your hips that holds you to the lower part of the table. Dr. Ward moves this lower part back and forth, while the top of the table stays still. You shouldn’t feel any severe pain or discomfort during your treatment.
Spinal decompression is safe as long as you’re having it done by someone with the right experience and training. Dr. Ward knows how to perform this type of treatment to ease back safely and neck pain. If you have any concerns about spinal decompression, you can discuss them with Dr. Ward at your appointment.
You might need a few treatments before you start to notice less pain and stiffness, or it might take several treatments for spinal decompression to work for severe spinal conditions. Dr. Ward will let you know about how many treatments you’ll need.
If you’d like to know more about spinal decompression, please contact Ward Chiropractic to set up an appointment.
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