Decompression is a nonsurgical therapy that gently stretches the spine to alleviate pain and support healing. Nathan D. Gomez, DC, Guadalupe Lee, DC, and Brian Riggs, DC, at One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, use the Back on Trac unit for decompression. To learn more about decompression and how it can ease your back or neck pain, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Decompression is a nonsurgical therapy for conditions that cause neck or back pain. During decompression, you sit on the Back on Trac decompression table, which gently pulls on your body, stretching your spine.
Many neck and back pain conditions develop from degenerative changes to your intervertebral discs, which are gel-like cushions that separate each bone in your spine.
Disc degeneration affects the structure and function of the disc, leading to compression or irritation of the spinal cord or a spinal nerve. Degenerative changes to the disc also make them more vulnerable to herniation.
Decompression therapy reduces pressure on the discs and the nerves and improves circulation to the disc to support health and healing.
Your provider at One Life Chiropractic determines if you’re a candidate for decompression after a thorough evaluation. One Life Chiropractic is a state-of-the-art practice that uses many innovative tools to support your body’s natural healing process.
They may consider you a candidate for decompression if you have neck or back pain from:
One Life Chiropractic takes an X-ray of your neck or back to confirm your pain is due to a disc-related issue before moving forward with decompression.
They also use decompression for leg pain.
Your provider at One Life Chiropractic explains what you can expect during decompression at your consultation. You sit on the Back on Trac decompression table for therapy, and your provider starts your session.
Unlike traditional spinal decompression tables, Back on Trac doesn’t have a strap around your waist, reducing the guarding reflex that occurs with traditional decompression methods. Back on Trac uses computer-controlled traction and patented motion to gently stretch the spine.
Decompression at One Life Chiropractic takes less than 30 minutes.
You may notice relief from your pain and improvements in your mobility immediately after your decompression. However, One Life Chiropractic recommends a series of treatments to get the best outcomes.
Your provider may combine your decompression with other therapies, such as manual manipulation, ArthroStim® therapy, and laser therapy, for more well-rounded care.
To learn more about decompression and how it can benefit your back pain, call One Life Chiropractic or request an appointment online today.