How Spinal Decompression Can Help Relieve Your Back Pain

Whether you suffer from acute or chronic back pain, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are many ways to treat back pain, ranging from exercise to chiropractic care to surgery. When you want to relieve your back pain without surgery, a good technique to consider is called non-surgical spinal decompression.

Non-surgical spinal decompression is used at Advocate Integrated Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee as part of an integrative and holistic health approach that includes exercise and physical rehabilitation. The experienced team, led by Tim Dunne, DC and Cindy Dunne, DC, offers comprehensive services that complement each other so you can feel better, faster.

What is non-surgical spinal decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a form of traction and body positioning used to relieve pain and pressure in the back caused by herniated, bulged, or slipped discs, as well as degenerative discs. It works by gently stretching and relaxing the spine, taking the pressure off the discs (the rubbery area in between your spinal vertebrae) so they don’t aggravate the spinal nerves. This technique also aids the healing process by promoting the flow of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the discs.

How long does it take?

Depending on the cause of your back pain and the severity of your condition, one spinal decompression session will last between 30-45 minutes. You’ll need multiple visits spread out over a time period specified in your personal care plan. You may receive other types of treatment before or after your spinal decompression session, including:

An integrative approach to care

In addition to non-surgical spinal decompression, you may also receive physical therapy at our office. Our certified physical therapists will create a rehabilitation program for you aimed at strengthening the muscles that support the spine. They will also teach you exercises and stretches you can do at home in conjunction with your in-office program. Some of the benefits of physical therapy are:

By taking a holistic approach to your care, we help your body get back into balance so you feel better and have less back pain.

If you’re ready to try non-surgical spinal decompression for your back pain, or if you want to learn more about our integrative and holistic approach to health care, give us a call or use our convenient online booking tool.

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