Spinal Decompression

spinal decompression in springfield il

Millions of people suffer from spine-related conditions that can cause pain and limit function. Spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment option that has been shown to help relieve pain, improve function and promote healing.

Spinal traction uses gentle force to help stretch the spine and relieve pressure on the discs. Spinal decompression has been shown to be safe and effective for many people suffering from spine-related conditions. If you are suffering from a spine-related condition, contact the Springfield Wellness Center about whether spinal decompression could help you find relief.

What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a natural treatment option used to help relieve pain, improve function and promote healing in people with spine-related conditions. In some cases it can be an ideal alternative to surgical procedures. There are many conditions that can be treated with spinal decompression, including:

How does Spinal Traction Work?

Spinal decompression uses traction to help gently stretch and relax the tissues around the spine. This helps relieve pressure on the spinal cord, which can reduce pain and improve nerve function. It also promotes healing by increasing blood circulation to the spine and surrounding tissues.

Spinal traction can be applied manually or mechanically. Mechanical traction is the most common type of treatment that usually involves a patient lying comfortably on a table while a connected machine gently stretches the spine. . Manual traction involves a provider manually manipulating the joints and muscles into a state of traction to expand spaces between each vertebrae. 

Who Can Benefit from Spinal Decompression?

Before participating in any form of spinal decompression, always speak with a professional. Most adults can enjoy the benefits of spinal traction but there are certain contraindications including women who are pregnant, patients who have had a spinal fusion, failed back surgery, broken vertebrae, or have had disc implants.

Contact the Springfield Wellness Center today at 217-726-0422 to see if spinal decompression is a viable treatment option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does spinal decompression take?

A spinal decompression session usually lasts for about 30-40 minutes. The number of treatments will be determined by your chiropractor and you.

How often will I need spinal decompression?

The amount of sessions required will depend what condition is being remedied and how severe the injury is. The average treatment plan consists of 12-20 sessions over 4-6 weeks.

Is it good to decompress the spine?

This therapy can be a great strategy for relieving pressure. Relieving pressure on your spine can help reduce pain and inflammation. Spinal traction can also be a great non-invasive treatment alternative to spinal surgery in some cases. 

What are spinal decompression treatments like?

You will be comfortably fitted with a harness designed to achieve optimal decompression of the low back or neck. During spinal sessions, you’ll notice that your spine is slowly lengthening as pressure relief occurs.

How long will it take for me to see an improvement from spinal traction?

Most patients will begin to feel an improvement in their condition after 4 to 6 weeks.

Curious to know if spinal decompression can work for you?

Call or schedule an appointment today. (217) 726-0422