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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: A Painless Way to Get Rid of Back Pain

Written By Health For Life Chiropractic on April 8, 2021

Spinal Decompression for back painMany people have asked if non-surgical spinal decompression is painful. The idea of stretching your spine out sounds like is a form of medieval torture. The answer is a resounding no, it’s not to the point that many patients prefer it over certain types of massage therapy.

Health for Life Chiropractic offers non-surgical spinal decompression in the Douglasville area. Our goal is to help your body get rid of pain without drugs or surgery. 

What Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Is Like

Pain in your spine and back is often caused by pressure of some sort, be it a herniated disc pressing on a nerve, chronic inflammation, tight muscles, and so on. 

Decompression alleviates that pressure, allowing for optimal blood flow. This boosts the healing process, decreases or even eliminates pain, and allows for your spine to get back into alignment.

Spinal decompression therapy sessions run for 15 minutes. Some patients feel discomfort but that can immediately be addressed as we adjust pressure, position, or even duration of treatment. The bottom line is you should feel zero pain when decompression is performed correctly. We need to know the moment something doesn’t feel right so we can keep you safe and comfortable.

While it may take a few sessions to feel the results, your body reacts instantly to spinal decompression. You know you’re well on your way to recovery when you start feeling it. Followthrough sessions ensure you keep feeling great. The number of followup sessions varies from person to person, and the severity of your condition.

Clinical Trials Show the Body Reacts Well to Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Results published in a journal article in Orthopedic Technology Review showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms while 84% of patients remained pain free 90 days post treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.

A study at the Rio Grande Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery compared the effects of 20 treatment sessions vs. 10 treatment sessions on chronic low back pain sufferers. The group receiving 20 treatments of decompression therapy reported a 76.5% with complete remission and 19.6% with partial remission of pain and disability.

The second group, receiving 10 treatments of decompression therapy, reported a 42.9% rate of remission and 24.1% with partial remission. Failure rate was only 3.9% for those receiving 20 treatment sessions while it was 32.9% for those receiving only 10 sessions. Remission was defined as 90% or greater relief of pain, back to work without limitations, and abilities to carry out Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). 

Get Expert Treatment at Health for Life Chiropractic

Dr. Hattaway was put on the path to chiropractic after a football injury was unsuccessfully treated until he sought chiropractic care. He strives for excellence through superior patient treatment, education and satisfaction with over 30 years of experience.

Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at (770) 489-0187 or go online and fill out a contact form.


Posted In: Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment Spinal Decompression