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Is Spinal Decompression Painful?

Written By Dr. David Wren Chiropractic on October 6, 2021

Spinal Decompression“Spinal decompression.” Just the term sounds scary enough to make you rethink getting this procedure. However, this is a common, safe, and painless chiropractic treatment that has many benefits. So, whether you are suffering from back pain, an achy neck, or another issue entirely, spinal decompression is a non-surgical solution that can help alleviate your discomfort and improve your health naturally.

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work? 

Spinal decompression is a process that helps to stretch out your spine with the aid of a table or dedicated device. When you are ready, you will lie either face up or face down, fully clothed in the decompression table. You'll have a harness around your waist, which attaches to the table's lower part. There will be another harness that connects your body to the table's upper part.

As your treatment begins, you'll notice the lower part of the table moving while the upper part remains still. The movement of the table’s lower part provides traction to gently mobilize the spine and relax tense muscles. Most sessions last about 15 to 20 minutes.

Depending on your condition, a series of decompression treatments may be recommended, often over the course of several. Other types of treatment, such as adjustments and muscle manipulations, may be before, during, or after your spinal decompression treatment to further improve your results.

Why You Should Consider Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression has been shown to be very effective in treating a wide range of conditions and has the potential to prevent the need for expensive medical procedures and even surgery. In addition:   

  • It makes the spine less prone to degeneration.
  • It is non-invasive.
  • It is fast and efficient.
  • It doesn't cover up your pain; it treats the root cause by reducing the pressure on your spine.

Book an Appointment for Spinal Decompression Therapy in Albany

There is no better way to eliminate that back pain than by spinal decompression. If you are experiencing discomfort or are just interested in naturally boosting your health, Dr. Wren of Dr. David Wren Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center is ready to help! To schedule your appointment today, call us at 229-883-0042.


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