What is spinal decompression?
Decompression therapy is used to open the disc space between
targeted vertebrae to alleviate the pain caused by disc compression
and disc degeneration. Compressed discs, also known bulging discs,
slipped discs, ruptured discs, prolapsed discs, or herniated discs,
are the root cause of many issues that affect our bodies- not just
the neck and back, but also arms and legs.
What are the goals of treatment?
Our main goal is pain relief. Pain relief is be achieved through spinal decompression by
- Improving the health of the disc
- Rehabilitating and re-educating supporting soft tissue.
- Realigning spinal structures.
Spinal decompression at Discover Chiropractic
Dr. Clark provides treatment using the Accu-SPINA system, which is a precise, computer-controlled, advanced form of spinal decompression therapy. The Accu-SPINA was developed and advanced by neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, PTs, and other healthcare professionals of the non-surgical resolution of neck and back pain.
How does decompression therapy work?
The Accu-SPINA administers gentle motion (mobilization) to relieve pressure. During each decompression treatment, the space between the vertebra and disc is being increased, relieving disc compression. Essential disc fluid, blood, and nutrients are drawn in, supporting cell regeneration and disc health. Gradually the protrusion can shrink, even disappear. With each subsequent session, tissues heal, disc height increases, and spinal mobility returns. As structures improve, good spinal function can be restored and dramatic pain relief experienced.
This helpful video provides an overview of spinal decompression therapy for disc treatment at Discover Chiropractic in Austin, Tx. It explains how spinal decompression works using scientifically proven technology to target and treat the specific areas of the spine which cause pain.
What makes decompression therapy at Discover Chiropractic dramatically more effective than basic spinal decompression?
This form of treatment, using the Accu-SPINA, enables Dr. Clark to target individual spinal segments, both lumbar and cervical. It gently creates space in the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc. Precise cycling from active to passive tensions enable the Accu-SPINA to deliver gradual neuromuscular re-education to spinal structures and surrounding tissues while decompressing and rehydrating the disc.
Based on independent clinical studies the Accu-SPINA has been proven to deliver a result that is not possible using an ordinary decompression device, traction table or manual therapy.
What does decompression therapy feel like?
During a disc treatment, you may feel a slight stretch-like motion or movement of the bed under you, which is often accompanied by a sensation of relief in the region of your pain.
While some patients do experience immediate improvement after the first session, some may begin to feel their pre-treatment discomfort return or even increase slightly. This can occur because your spinal structures are unaccustomed to a full range of movements.
As with a new exercise regimen, the soreness will subside after subsequent treatments and the duration of relief between treatments will last longer and longer-even as you increase your physical activity at home.
Contact Discover Chiropractic at (512) 288-7000 to schedule your spinal decompression consultation!