If you regularly experience back pain due to a herniated disc or another disc injury, consider spinal decompression. This non-surgical treatment technique can relieve discomfort, allowing you to return to work, exercise, and other routine activities. At South Bay Wellness Center in San Jose, California, Jay Ebadat, DC, offers spinal decompression therapy on-site as an outpatient procedure. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment used to relieve back pain. It works by gently stretching your spine and gradually realigning your vertebrae. This stretching takes the pressure off your spinal disks –– soft, gel-like cushions –– that pad and support your vertebrae.
By removing the excess pressure, spinal decompression allows your bulging or herniated discs to retract, preventing the discs from rubbing up against your nerves –– easing discomfort, and improving your mobility. Spinal decompression promotes the flow of oxygen, nutrients, and water to your spine. When combined, these factors allow your discs to heal.
At South Bay Wellness Center, Dr. Ebadat uses spinal decompression to treat various musculoskeletal problems, including:
You might also benefit from spinal decompression if you have injured or diseased spinal nerve roots.
Spinal decompression is a quick, outpatient procedure. On the day of your appointment, Dr. Ebadat puts a harness around the trunk of your body and another around your pelvis. He adjusts each harness and asks you to lie face down or face-up on a table. The table connects to a computer-controlled device.
Once you’re comfortable, Dr. Ebadat operates the computer, adjusting decompression treatment to your individual needs. The table changes position throughout treatment, stretching your spine and realigning your vertebrae. Most spinal decompression appointments last 30-45 minutes.
The number of spinal decompression you’ll need depends on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause. Dr. Ebadat typically recommends a series of 20-28 appointments spread out over 5-7 weeks.
Though this might seem like a major commitment, the results are long-lasting. Make sure to attend each appointment and follow Dr. Ebadat’s recovery instructions carefully.
Spinal decompression is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it’s not for everyone. If you have any of the following conditions, make sure to let Dr. Ebadat know:
These issues may not benefit from spinal decompression, but with prompt diagnosis and treatment, it’s possible to prevent them from getting worse.
To see if you’re a candidate for spinal decompression, schedule an appointment at South Bay Wellness Center. Call the office or book a consultation online today.