Spinal Decompression Therapy from Your Chiropractor in Burleson, TX
When patients experience ongoing discomfort, they suspect relates to a back problem, it can become almost impossible for them to follow a normal daily routine. Spinal decompression is one natural, noninvasive chiropractic therapy that avoids surgery and benefits many patients who visit our Burleson Chiropractic Center. Our chiropractor in Burleson, TX notes that this type of treatment is particularly useful in treating herniated or bulging discs in the spine.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression treatment is available as both a surgical and a non-surgical therapy. Chiropractic, however, uses only the non-surgical therapy that gently stretches the patient’s spine to reduce pressure and improve circulation.
Our chiropractor uses a special motorized table for this treatment. It adjusts to alternate between stretching and relaxing the spine.
In addition to herniated and bulging discs, spinal decompression is useful for:
- Leg pain
- Nerve injuries
- Disc injury
- Worn spinal joints
- Other back pain
When symptoms suggest a possible disc problem, it is important to seek treatment immediately. Failure to do so could result in discs that dry out and experience increasing damage and eventual inflammation. Over time, disc problems can become significantly more serious.
Chiropractic Treatment: What to Expect
Once our chiropractor has determined a diagnosis, he creates a customized treatment plan for each patient. Spinal decompression is an outpatient chiropractic therapy performed at our clinic.
The initial step is making sure the patient is in the correct position on the motorized table. Our doctor controls the decompression process as he monitors the patient on a computer and directs table movements. Our patients experience periods of traction and relaxation that alternate as the treatment gently compresses the spine.
Decompression creates negative pressure within a disc. The process forces any material that has already bulged from the disc back into the proper position within it. It also facilitates the passage of healing nutrients into the spine. This therapy gives us the ability to target specific areas and allows us to precisely localize treatment to relieve the patient’s discomfort. A typical spinal decompression session lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in Burleson TX
Whether you are experiencing back or other pain or want to improve your overall health, our Burleson Chiropractic Center team can help. At your first visit, our chiropractor in Burleson, TX will discuss how chiropractic care works and evaluate both your condition and your goals. If you are in pain, putting off diagnosis and treatment could cause more serious problems as time passes. Call our practice today at 817-447-6400 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Randy Markum, and start on your path to a healthier life.