Is spinal decompression painful? No, spinal decompression is not painful. In fact, it will help relieve the chronic pain that you have been living with. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Your chiropractor may recommend spine decompression treatment that will help heal your spine naturally.
How does Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression work?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that works by gently stretching the spine, changing the force and position of the spine. This change creates negative pressure in the disc, taking the pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking the pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This, in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
So, is spinal decompression painful? Chiropractors use it to treat:
- Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
- Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
- Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
Traditional treatments for back and spine problems include surgery, medication, or physical therapy. Spinal decompression therapy offered by chiropractors is an alternative FDA approved treatment option that is safe and painless.
Before your chiropractor recommends spine decompression therapy, you may be asked to undergo a physical exam, MRI and X-rays.
The chiropractic doctors at McKim Chiropractic offer the DRS Protocol™, a non-surgical spinal decompression therapy which relieves back pain associated with spinal and disc problems. Call McKim Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about the DRS Protocol™. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID achieve pain-free living.