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Spinal Decompression

spinal decompression table

If you’re suffering from lower back pain and other symptoms, we at Carey Chiropractic Bobcat Physical Therapy in Athens can help you heal faster and live life pain-free.

Spinal decompression therapy is a great option for treating any discomfort you may be feeling in your back or neck, as opposed to invasive and expensive surgical procedures.

Our practice offers cervical and lumbar decompression for those patients that need extra treatment beyond a standard adjustment for their neck and lower back pain.

Benefits of Spinal Decompression

If you’ve been advised by a medical professional that you need back surgery to relieve your pain, spinal decompression is a less invasive alternative shown to have a better long-term impact. It utilizes FDA-cleared technology to relieve any pain you experience in your neck or lower back.

Spinal decompression is done as a final step before surgery when adjustments aren’t providing the patient with enough pain relief. Many patients experience a lasting effect from spinal decompression therapy and have no need for surgical procedures.

You may benefit from spinal decompression therapy if you suffer from:

  • Herniated or bulging disks
  • Diseased or injured spinal nerves
  • Neck or back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical bulging
  • Headaches
  • Weakened muscles
  • Nerve pain
  • Numbness or tingling in your limbs

How Does the Process Work?

In order to take pressure off the disks of your spine, one of our licensed professionals will gently stretch your spine. Any disks that may be bulging or herniated will retract, relieving the pressure on your nerves and other spinal structures. Additionally, this will help promote the circulation of oxygen, water, and other fluids in the spinal disks to speed up the healing process.

To begin, your health care professional will put a harness around your pelvis and your upper body. You will then lie down face-up or face-down on a table controlled by a computer your doctor controls. They will tailor their treatment based upon your needs.

You can expect your session to last 30-45 minutes and for treatment to last up to six weeks. Your doctor may also utilize heat or cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultrasounds to aid your recovery.

Trust in Carey Chiropractic Bobcat Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy and chiropractic teams understand that when patients come to us, it is to relieve pain and to heal after surgeries, traumas, and illnesses. Our mission is to provide you with a warm and friendly experience whenever you visit our offices.

Dr. Paul Carey and the rest of the team have years of experience with treating patients with their pain issues. Our staff is courteous and calming, making sure to maintain your privacy and ensure you feel comfortable at all times. Our holistic approach to pain management and recovery enables us to correctly identify what is causing you pain and the best way to treat it without invasive procedures or medications.

If you haven’t found any relief with other treatments, contact our office today at (740) 593-5511.