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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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