Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Tustin

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy that can help relieve back pain by gently stretching the spine. This stretching changes the position and force of the spine and takes pressure off the spinal discs. Bulging or herniated discs may go back into place taking pressure off spinal structures and nerves, which promotes movement of oxygen, water, and fluids to the discs so they can heal.

Conditions Spinal Decompression Can Treat

The goal of spinal decompression is to provide pain relief by healing disc conditions with effective, non-surgical treatment.

Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy

The benefits of spinal decompression therapy are many, but may include a reduction in pain, rehydration of spinal discs, reduction in disc protrusion size, decreased inflammation, increased flexibility and range of motion, pain elimination or reduction, improvement in functional abilities, and a decreased likelihood of surgery.

What to Expect During Your Spinal Decompression Session

Although each person will experience a spinal decompression session a bit differently, there are a few things that you can expect to happen during your session. You will be asked to lay down on a lumbar decompression table that uses motorized traction to reposition the spine. Your chiropractor will likely fit a harness around your trunk and pelvis and then control the movement of the lower portion of the table while the upper portion remains motionless. Spinal decompression sessions rarely hurt, although you may feel a pressure or pulling sensation. The table has sensors that can tell when your muscles are starting to resist or become tense. This allows the chiropractor to adjust the amount of pressure needed to get results. Most sessions take approximately 30 minutes, and you will likely need more than one session to reap the full benefits of the procedure.

Common Questions About Spinal Decompression

The success rate for spinal decompression is roughly 80 percent. Many patients begin feeling a relief in pain within the first week, but how severe your pain is, how long you have been experiencing symptoms, and what condition is causing your pain can all impact the amount of time needed to see results.

Most patients experience no side effects at all. Some patients experience a dull, achy soreness after the first few treatments as the body becomes accustomed to being decompressed and stretched. Many describe this as being similar to doing a workout routine after having not exercised for a while.

In many cases this treatment is safe for patients that have had spinal surgery. However, if the back surgery involved surgical fusion, screws, rods, or other types of hardware, spinal decompression may not be used. Your chiropractor will be able to determine if spinal decompression therapy is appropriate for you.

Some patients may already be experiencing pain before their treatment, so they may experience some discomfort during stretching. However, the procedure itself is not painful. Many people compare this treatment to massage therapy.

With a few exceptions, spinal decompression therapy is effective and safe. Most patients report the mild stretching as feeling good. However, treatment is not recommended for people with some types of cancer, those who have had spinal fusion, pregnant women, and those with significant osteoporosis.

Spinal Decompression Therapy in Tustin

It’s no secret that back pain can make life difficult, but you don’t have to suffer. We have a variety of treatment methods to address your back pain safely and non-invasively. If you believe spinal decompression therapy may be right for you, or you’d like additional information, contact us today. Our trained, compassionate staff will be happy to assess your specific needs and walk you through your treatment options.

During your new patient evaluation, we will determine 3 things:
What is the
underlying issue?
Is that a problem
we can help?
What will it take
to get you better?

You Don't Have To Live In Pain...

They had pain. They found relief here. You can too.

"Thanks to Vitality Medical Center for improving my quality of life! Years of back problems are finally under control and I’m able to enjoy the many activities I love. My wife is happier as well, since I’m not grumpy any more! I highly recommend VMC!"
"I always look forward to my visits to Vitality Medical Center for the pleasant reception and the caring hands-on treatment. They have helped me so much to recover from injury and poor posture so I can enjoy my very active lifestyle. I always feel good after a visit, physically eased, and mentally comforted that they are keeping me on track for long term health and fitness."
"Dr. Laila and her whole team are AMAZING! I went in for a consultation and got a full workup after an excellent massage. I have a ton of old spinal injuries from a lifetime in dance. I highly recommend going to see them to learn a ton and feel a whole lot better!"