Spinal decompression is a chiropractic treatment that helps reduce the pain and pressure on the spine. If you have been experiencing back pain and stiffness, you may be curious about this treatment. Our chiropractors at Westmoreland Chiropractic & Rehab Associates serve the residents of Greensburg, Export, and the surrounding communities. We have gathered a few of the questions that we run into regarding spinal decompression.
Does spinal decompression hurt?
This is one of the most common questions people ask before they consider this treatment. After all, many people considering spinal decompression are already in pain and do not want to risk any additional pain. The therapy should not hurt although at first, you may experience a little discomfort as your body adjusts to the new positions and movement. You may also experience some soreness in the days after your first few treatments. If you experience any sharp pain, let one of our chiropractors know immediately. After you get used to the treatment you may find it to be quite relaxing.
How long does a decompression session take?
Each session takes between thirty and forty-five minutes. We have some patients that actually fall asleep during the therapy. Once you get used to the routine of it and the different positions, the session goes by quickly and comfortably.
What are the side effects?
The treatment is non-invasive so the side effects are minimal. As we have stated, you may experience some soreness during or after your first few sessions as your body adjusts to the changes. Overall, the only effects should be your increased mobility and a reduction of pain.
Is there a risk of injury on the machine?
No, not really. You will be harnessed safely. The movements are slow, steady, and reliable. There are several safety measures in place to provide optimal control including stop buttons and open communication with the chiropractor.
Schedule Your Spinal Decompression Session with Us
Our chiropractors at Westmoreland Chiropractic & Rehab Associates offer this treatment and others for our patients. If you have been experiencing spinal pain and pressure schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors to learn more about spinal decompression and our other options for pain relief. We treat the whole person and our treatment methods have fewer side effects than more invasive options. Call our Greensburg office today at (724) 216-5004 or our Export office at (724) 325-2112.