Is Spinal Decompression Really Painful?

Written By John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. on July 24, 2018

There is a common misconception that spinal decompression is a painful experience. Perhaps it is because the term spinal decompression sounds intimidating to those unfamiliar with the process.

The truth is that chiropractors have long been using spinal decompression as a safe and effective way to treat back pain. 

By using traction to gently stretch your spine, chiropractors are able to reduce the pressure placed on your spine and restore it to it’s natural, healthy state.

What to Expect During Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression uses a specially designed traction table that your chiropractor can customize according to your body type. During the entire 30-45 minute session, you remain laying on the table, as your feet and hips are secured using a harness.

Throughout the session, your chiropractor will operate the table, slowly moving it so that the back side of it – the side attached to your hips – slides back and forth.

This repeated motion is meant to stretch the spine without any added pressure on your joints and muscles. Most people opting to use spinal decompression for treatment will schedule sessions over a course of a month or longer.

The Benefits of Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is thought of as a beneficial option for back pain treatment.

A spine with distorted posture or bulging discs can cause serious pain. It can affect your posture, mobility, and range of motion, as well as damper your well being. 

Spinal decompression alleviates this pain by reducing pressure on your nerves and the cushioning between the vertebrae. This allows both nutrients and oxygen to enter back into the discs and strengthen your spine.

Experience the Pain Free Process of Spinal Decompression

No one should have to live with chronic back pain.

If you are one of the 31 million Americans experiencing back pain, spinal decompression may just be the alternative treatment that you need.

For 30 years, John J. Giovanelli has used chiropractic care to lead his patients down the path of wellness. He provides high quality back pain treatment including spinal decompression therapy. 

Find out more about this painless treatment by calling us at 770-487-1228 or scheduling an appointment to get started today.

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