Decompression Therapy in Pleasanton, CA
At The Pleasant Chiropractor, we use spinal decompression therapy to treat a variety of conditions including lower back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, neck pain, and so much more. Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical procedure that involves a gentle distraction or separation of the spinal joints using a state-of-the-art computerized traction device. Generally speaking, this works by stretching the spine and manipulating its position in order to take pressure off nerves and spinal discs.
So How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
Hopefully, this isn’t too technical but here we go! Spinal decompression therapy is the method of using negative intradiscal pressure to pull extruded disc material back into the nucleus of the disc. For many patients that suffer from spinal injuries or pain in their spine, this pain is the result of a decrease in space between the bones and the spine. Essentially, the disc material has shifted or herniated putting an increase in pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. During your decompression therapy session, our system creates a vacuum effect known as spinal imbibition, which stretches vertebrae so that shifted or displaced material can return to its natural position, thereby releasing neural decompression and rehydrating the disc material.
Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Safe
Our short answer, absolutely. This is a clinically proven device that has helped literally thousands of patients find relief from back and neck pain, sciatica, headaches, and so much more. This treatment is 100% non-invasive, often helping patients avoid painful spinal surgery that could potentially cause additional injury. The procedure is painless with treatments lasting anywhere from 15 – 30 minutes at a time. Patients opting for a sciatica chiropractor “near me” have virtually no downtime and can resume daily activities immediately after treatment.
At The Pleasant Chiropractor, we go through an extensive evaluation process for our patients looking for a sciatica chiropractor “near me”. Our goal is to develop a treatment plan that will achieve the desired results in the shortest amount of time possible. Typically, with most lower back pain, neck pain, and other spinal issues, we will recommend spinal decompression therapy in addition to regular chiropractic adjustments. The combination of therapies provides most of our patients’ relief from chronic back pain in as few as two to three treatments.