What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment that involves gently stretching the spine to relieve back pain and promote healing. The therapy is based on the principle that by creating negative pressure within the spinal discs, the pressure on nerves and other structures in the back is reduced. During the treatment, the patient lies on a specially designed table that applies traction to the spine. This stretching motion creates a vacuum effect that allows herniated or bulging discs to retract and promotes the flow of oxygen, blood, and other nutrients to the affected area. Spinal decompression therapy is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for many patients with conditions such as sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.
How long does it take for Spinal Decompression to be effective?
The number of visits required for spinal decompression therapy to work can vary depending on the severity and underlying cause of the spinal condition being treated. Typically, patients undergo a course of treatment consisting of multiple sessions over several weeks, with each session lasting around 20 to 30 minutes. The number of sessions required may range from 8 to 20, although some patients may require more. Additionally, patients are often encouraged to continue with exercise and chiropractic treatments after the completion of their decompression therapy to maintain the benefits and prevent recurrence of symptoms. Ultimately, the effectiveness of spinal decompression therapy can depend on several factors, including the individual patient’s condition, adherence to the treatment plan, and other contributing factors such as lifestyle habits and overall health.
How much does spinal decompression cost?
We have a straight forward approach to pricing of our spinal decompression therapy treatments. Standard visits are $45 per session, $70 when combined with a chiropractic treatment on the same day, or $35 per visit when purchased as a prepaid package of 10 visits ($350). In addition if you have never been seen by Dr. Johnson in our office there is an initial evaluation fee of $89, which does include the first treatment if you are deemed a candidate for care. Click here to schedule a visit!