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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.

Decompression is achieved by using a specific combination of force of pull, angle in the degree of pull and varying the time in order to create a negative pressure inside the discs of the spinal cord. This reversal of pressure creates a vacuum inside the disc that helps to draw in bulging disc material back into place, taking the pressure off pinched or irritated nerves. Spinal experts believe that nutrients, oxygen, and fluids are drawn into the disc to create an environment conducive to healing for both herniated and degenerated discs. Based on your individual needs, such as body weight, tolerance, level of severity, and duration of symptoms, your spinal decompression specialist will determine a specific treatment plan to ensure the best and longest-lasting results.

So how often should you do spinal decompression? A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 12–20 sessions over four to six weeks, depending on your unique condition. Many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed treatment program.

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, and addictive pain medications.

Our doctors of chiropractic at McKim Chiropractic offer patients the DRS Protocol™, a non-surgical spine decompression therapy that relieves back pain associated with spinal and disc problems. Before prescribing a course of treatment, patients are given a thorough examination to determine whether the DRS Protocol™ is right for them.

Call McKim Chiropractic for more information and to schedule a consultation. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID regain a pain-free life.


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