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By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
May 07, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care

Have you been living in pain? Spinal decompression therapy in Edmonton, AB, can help.

Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic offer a variety of chiropractic treatments including spinal decompression therapy in Edmonton, AB, to ease your pain.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is also known as nonsurgical decompression, and it is a non-invasive treatment that gently stretches the spine using motorized equipment or a traction table. It can help if you are suffering from arthritis, spinal injuries, herniated discs, pain from surgery, and posterior facet syndrome by relieving pain in the back or legs. It works by easing the pressure placed on the nerves and spine.

How Does Your Chiropractor Perform Spinal Decompression Therapy?

When you come into our office for spinal decompression therapy, your chiropractor will ask you to lay down on a decompression table. This table will use traction to gently reposition your spine. Your chiropractor will control the speed of the movement electronically. They can adjust the amount of pressure that is placed on your muscles. Depending on your case, you will have several 30-minute sessions over the course of a month.

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Safe?

Your expert chiropractors will ensure that the procedure is done safely, but some patients are not good candidates for spinal decompression therapy. It is generally not recommended for patients who have cancer, a fractured bone, severe osteoporosis, spine implants, or are pregnant.

You will feel some pressure during treatment, but you should not feel any pain. We have sensors to ensure that your muscles are not being stretched too far to keep you safe and comfortable.

The majority of patients notice some pain relief after the first few treatments, with many experiencing the most significant reduction in back pain within the second week of treatment. Spinal decompression may even be used in conjunction with other treatments such as hot and cold therapies, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound to help promote more effective pain relief.

If you are ready to try spinal decompression therapy today, call Dr. Oviatt and Dr. Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, AB, at (780) 457-3621.

By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
September 22, 2020
Category: Health

Back pain can affect all aspects of your life, making it hard to sit in a chair at work or get comfortable in bed at night. Fortunately, Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton have received highly specialized training in managing their patients' back pain. One of the most effective ways to treat back pain is spinal decompression. Although there is a surgical procedure by the same name, we will be focusing on the non-surgical therapeutic treatment in this post.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a therapy used by many chiropractors to help patients with back pain by gently stretching the spine and releasing pressure within the discs, which are cushioned sections of cartilage between each of the spinal bones. During spinal decompression, you'll lie on a hinged table that is connected to a computer that your Edmonton chiropractor will operate. The movements of the table help to relax and stretch the spine intermittently. The goal of spinal decompression therapy is to reduce friction and confinement of the nerves as well as promote blood flow and fluid circulation.

Can spinal decompression help me?

Many types of back pain respond well to spinal decompression therapy. People with a trapped sciatic nerve, for example, may have lower back or even leg pain. Those who have bulging or degenerated spinal discs can experience pain anywhere along the spinal column, although neck pain is common for people who have been in car accidents. Athletes may have damaged or worn spinal joints that lead to constant discomfort. Consulting with your Edmonton chiropractor will help determine if spinal decompression could benefit you.

Don't let back pain keep you from enjoying life. Contact Castledowns Chiropractic in Edmonton to make an appointment with Dr. Martinook or Dr. Oviatt today. We can be reached at (780) 457-3621.

By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
December 20, 2017
Category: Health

If you have ongoing back or leg pain and prefer a non-surgical yet effective method of treatment, you could benefit from spinal spinal decompressiondecompression therapy. This chiropractic procedure can help you stay on top of your back or leg pain and align your back properly to get back on your feet for good. Find out more about nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy with help from Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook at Castle Downs Chiropractic in Edmonton, AB.

What is spinal decompression therapy? 
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is a hands-on chiropractic approach to treating back and leg pain. The procedure uses a motorized table to align the spine with the objective of relieving pain and discomfort due to the misalignment of the spine and its sensitive nervous tissues. With the proper alignment of the spine taking the pressure off of the surrounding tissues, the body has an ideal environment in which to heal. Nonsurgical decompression therapy is often used to treat herniated, bulging, or degenerating discs.

What can I expect during nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy? 
Your doctor will ask you to lie on a motorized table. A harness fits around your hips and trunk. The motorized table, controlled by a computer, will move to gently pull your lower body. The treatment itself lasts about 30 minutes and may require you to lay either face down or face up depending on your treatment plan. Most patients require several spinal decompression treatments to see their desired results. Your chiropractor may couple spinal decompression therapy with other chiropractic treatments like ultrasound therapy or hot/cold therapy.

Spinal Decompression Therapy in Edmonton, AB
If you suffer from back or leg pain and want a safe and noninvasive treatment option, nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy could help you. The procedure itself often comes after other treatments like manual adjustments. For more information on spinal decompression therapy, please contact Dr. Oviatt and Dr. Martinook at Castle Downs Chiropractic in Edmonton, AB. Call (780) 457-3621 to schedule your appointment with your chiropractic today!

By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
June 16, 2015
Category: Health
Tags: Spinal Decompression      Neck Pain   Leg Pain  

Spinal DecompressionLearn more about this popular treatment offered by your Edmonton, AB chiropractor.

If you are experiencing back, neck or leg pain, your chiropractor at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton could help relieve your discomfort! Find out how.

What is spinal decompression?

This therapeutic technique employed by requires us to slowly and carefully stretch the spine, by using either a table or device to help reduce pain and discomfort in the legs and back. This procedure is nonsurgical and draws upon similar principles used in spinal traction, which is designed to reduce pain and promote more effective healing.

What should I expect?

During spinal decompression, patients will lie on a motorized table (the patient remains fully clothed during this treatment). The lower half of the table is designed to be able to move while the top portion stays fixed. Then a harness is placed around your hips and another at your feet. As your decompression therapy starts, the upper portion will remain in a fixed state, while the lower portions, which are harnessed, will move back and forth to stretch and elongate the spine.

Is spinal decompression painful?

No one should feel pain at any time during or after spinal decompression. The only thing you may feel is the stretch in your spine after treatment.

How long does spinal decompression take? How many sessions do I need?

Each session takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, and all sessions are conducted in our Edmonton, AB chiropractic office. Typically decompression therapy consists of anywhere from 15 to 30 treatments, but this will vary depending on the severity of your condition.

Who can spinal decompression help?

Spinal decompression is recommended for those with lower back pain, leg pain (sciatica) and neck pain due to bulging, degenerated or herniated discs.

Who should not get spinal decompression in Edmonton, AB?

While spinal decompression can be beneficial it isn’t right for everyone. Patients with broken vertebrae, those who’ve had a spinal fusion or an artificial disc, or those who’ve had unsuccessful back surgeries are not right for this treatment. Pregnant women, as well as those with spinal stenosis, spinal infections or a tumor should also avoid spinal decompression.

If you are interested in spinal decompression, call Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your appointment.

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