Non-surgical spinal decompression may be the best option for patients with difficult back injuries. Dr. Hessler is a Phoenix, AZ chiropractor who offers this highly effective non-invasive option as part of a comprehensive chiropractic care plan.
What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a completely non-invasive alternative to old fashioned surgical spinal decompression. This treatment is often prescribed for patients who are in moderate to severe pain following injuries. For example, in a car accident a patient may be left with terrible pain in their back. This treatment can be very effective, even in cases where traditional chiropractic adjustments did not provide quite enough pain relief.
How is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Different Than Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a hands-on technique that is designed to bring the spinal column into the correct healthy state of alignment. A non-surgical spinal decompression is a technique that uses a high-tech computerized machine that will perform a different type of adjustment.
What Does The Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Machine Do?
The non-surgical spinal decompression machine will gently separate the spine, and then allow it to come back together in a better and healthier position. During the treatment, the patient will lay comfortably on the treatment table. Patients are secured in a fabric harness that wraps around the stomach and upper leg area. The harness is necessary to make sure that the patient stays in the ideal position during the decompression treatment. The chiropractor will adjust the machine to the specific measurements that will be most beneficial to the patient, and then treatment will begin. The decompression machine will very gradually begin to start suction force that slowly pulls the spinal column apart. This will cause any pain and pressure on the vertebrae and the discs to be completely alleviated. As the non-surgical spinal decompression machine returns the spine to its normal length, it will realign in a better position. This corrects a number of alignment issues and can relieve pain and pressure as a result.