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How often should you do spinal decompression? This is a question often asked by patients. First of all, you may be wondering just what is spinal decompression? It is a revolutionary computer-aided technology that helps treat the symptoms of low back and neck pain. Spinal decompression is FDA-cleared and has been around for more than ten years. More and more chiropractic clinics are adding spinal decompression as an alternative to surgery for patients suffering from herniated, bulging, degenerated, and slipped discs. Even when physical therapy, chiropractic, pain pills, and shots have failed, most patients still receive dramatic pain relief in 4 to 6 weeks of spinal decompression.

With the arrival of the snow in the mountains, your outdoor activities have likely changed to skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and more. Even professionals have fallen when performing these types of activities. So you too can expect to experience several falls during the course of just one of these activities. These types of falls can create injuries from the impact of the fall as well as whiplash-type injuries to the neck.

As your body may be telling you, this new activity may be using different muscles in different ways. Extra pressure and strain are being put on your back and body, which can result in all sorts of problems and injuries. Don’t wait until you are in pain to find chiropractic care!

Some people wonder what happens when a chiropractor "cracks" your neck?  The term "cracking" when referring to cervical manipulation is the popping sound that occurs when quick motions loosen the joints and ligaments in the neck. Any joint can be "cracked," and it is common for people to also crack their knuckles, lower back, hips, ankles, and toes.

There are three key reasons why joints, and specifically the neck, will make a popping sound even when a chiropractor gently manipulates them:

Are you looking at back surgery in the near future? There is a non-surgical treatment that may be the solution for you! Approved by the Federal Drug Administration, spine decompression therapy can relieve pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc, as well as pain in the back, legs, neck, and arms. You may be able to avoid injections, spinal surgery and anesthesia, as well as addictive pain medications.

What does spinal decompression therapy mean?

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