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Posted on 12-21-2017

Is Spinal Decompression Safe? Answers from Your Bettendorf Chiropractor

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Patients who are experiencing back pain often express a strong preference to avoid surgery to treat their aches and pains. Many of these patients desire to lead a drug-free lifestyle too, and as a result, they often find themselves turning to their trusted chiropractor for help. 

If you have heard about spinal decompression but are not sure about how it is used in a chiropractic care setting, you may be concerned about any possible drawbacks. Chief among these concerns is the question, is spinal decompression safe for pain relief?

What Is Spinal Decompression?

The team at Absolute Balance Chiropractic advocates the use of spinal decompression as part of the many non-surgical options that we offer to each patient who comes through our doors. 

A resounding “Yes” is the answer to your primary question about whether spinal decompression is safe.

Spinal decompression, put simply, avoids surgery and drugs to reduce pain in patients. It involves lying down on the decompression table, with forces applied gently to separate the vertebrae from one another. It is suitable for treating pain that you may be experiencing in your neck or your back.

How Does Spinal Decompression Work to Bring Relief from Neck or Back Pain?

Pain in your back or neck definitely impacts your quality of life. Whether the pain is being caused by an injury or an accident, your trusted chiropractor in Bettendorf is standing by to assist you with spinal decompression. 

After you undergo a thorough examination and the chiropractor gets your medical history and a sense of your lifestyle, it will be time to devise a customized spinal decompression treatment plan for you, since no two patients have the same situation.

As the vertebrae are gently separated from one another during spinal decompression therapy, negative pressure within the spaces allows retraction of a bulging disc or herniated disc, moving it away from the Cal-Sac or away from the nerve root. 

Movements made to readjust your spine using the spinal decompression technique work gradually over time, so your treatment may include visits for a month or two, depending on the judgment of your chiropractor.

Make an Appointment for Spinal Decompression with Our Bettendorf Chiropractor!

If you have any questions about how we provide spinal decompression service here at Absolute Balance Chiropractic, or are ready to book an appointment, please get in touch with us today. Call (563) 332-6036.

Will this be the first appointment you’ll be making at our facility? If so, remember to ask us about the new client special!

How severe is the pain you’ve been experiencing in your back and what are your hopes for treatment with non-surgical options like spinal decompression? Please inform us in the comment section.

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