Spinal decompression is a good option for patients looking for a noninvasive, nonsurgical way to relieve back pain. At Denison Chiropractic, Dr. Robert Bergeron and Dr. Dustin Bergeron have performed many successful spinal decompressions for patients in the Denison and Sherman, Texas areas.
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What is spinal decompression?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a common treatment for back pain that involves the use of motorized traction to stretch the spine gently and take pressure off the spinal disks and nerves. It is very effective for treating bulging or herniated discs, leg and neck pain, and injured or worn spinal joints. Spinal decompression may also be performed surgically, but this is usually a last resort when nonsurgical treatment is ineffective.
How is spinal decompression done?
A doctor places a harness around your pelvis and trunk area and instructs you to lie either face down or on your back, atop a computer-controlled table. The doctor then operates the computer according to the type of treatment you are receiving. Treatment may last 30 to 35 minutes, and you may need several treatments over several weeks.
Is spinal decompression safe?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a relatively safe procedure, but it is not for everyone. Certain individuals would not be a good candidate for spinal decompression. They are:
- Pregnant women.
- Patients who have had spinal fusion.
- Patients with artificial discs or metal implants in the spine.
- Patients with broken vertebrae or fractures.
- Patients who have had unsuccessful back surgery.
- People with spinal tumors or any condition that compromises the spine.
Your doctor will assess your condition and medical history to determine if spinal decompression would be right for you or if you should consider other treatment options.
Where can I go for spinal decompression?
Patients with back pain who are considering spinal decompression in the Denison area are encouraged to call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Bergeron or Dr. Dustin Bergeron, two qualified and licensed chiropractors who specialize in spinal decompression. They have successfully treated many back patients with spinal decompression, and they would be happy to discuss the best treatment options for your particular condition and address any questions or concerns you may have.