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Spinal Decompression FAQs Answered by a Bradenton, FL Chiropractor 

If you have an issue with your back, you may benefit from a chiropractic treatment known as spinal decompression. Our chiropractor will sit down with you and discuss the procedure thoroughly, so you understand the benefits of the procedure, what to expect, and any side effects you can expect. However, before you get to your appointment, you may want to understand more about the procedure before you meet with your chiropractor at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, serving Bradenton, FL, and the surrounding area.

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What Is Spinal Decompression?

Before you meet with your Bradenton chiropractor, you should understand what spinal decompression is. To put it in simple terms, spinal decompression is a procedure that uses a specialized device that stretches your back to separate the vertebrae from the discs. It accomplishes this by gently pulling on your spine. This can help relieve your back pain.

How Does Your Bradenton Chiropractor Perform a Spinal Decompression Procedure?

When you see your practitioner for chiropractic care, you will be asked to lay down on a table. Your practitioner will connect you to a series of rigging, which connects to a motorized device that pulls your vertebrae, so they separate from the discs. 

Since the machine only gently pulls on your spine, you usually experience little to no discomfort. 

What Conditions Can Spinal Decompression Assist With?

Spinal decompression can assist with issues in the discs of your back. For instance, if you have a bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc, the treatment separates the vertebrae to alleviate pressure on the injured disc. This allows the disc to heal without any unneeded difficulty. Additionally, without the added pressure, blood flow can reach your injured disc better. Therefore, your disc will be able to receive all the nutrients it needs to heal quickly. 

This treatment may also be part of your chiropractic care regimen if you have sciatica or various other issues related to back pain. The treatment can help with the management of your pain or promote a healthy recovery. 

How Many Spinal Decompression Treatments Will You Need?

This also depends on your individual chiropractic plan as well as the progress you may make. Generally, though, you usually need between four to eight sessions before you receive full results. Keep in mind that your chiropractor may use spinal decompression along with another treatment to help your back pain issues. 

Spinal decompression is a treatment that may help you with your back pain and discomfort. Your doctor may use it to help reduce your pain or promote healing. Moreover, the entire process is tailored to your particular needs. 

Schedule an appointment with Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, serving Bradenton, FL and the nearby region, today to find a treatment that will help with your back pain by calling at 941-739-2900.

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