Depending on the severity and reason behind your neck or back pain, spinal traction is one of many effective chiropractic treatments that can alleviate your pain and restore your health! Specifically designed to create space between discs, traction is very beneficial for patients with compressed spines due to various degenerative conditions, and has negligible risk or side effects. If you are seeking a conservative way to relieve back pain, Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life in Longmont has years of experience administering spinal traction and other beneficial spinal decompression treatments.
Manual spinal traction is accomplished solely by the chiropractor using their hands to elongate sections of the spine by pushing and stretching surrounding muscles. This type of traction is most effective for cases of mild spinal compression. Mechanical spinal traction is more common and better suited for patients with moderate to severe compression. During mechanical traction treatment, patients lie on their back with a strap around their waist as an anchor from which the machine will slowly stretch their spine. This process is very gentle and alleviates pain caused by compressed discs by moving vertebrae back into correct alignment and spacing.
Conditions that Benefit from Chiropractic Spinal Traction
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spaces between discs
- Arthritis of the spine
- Spondylosis, or spinal degeneration
- Spondylosisthesis, or forward slip of a vertebra
- Degenerative disc disease
Benefits may be maximized and pain relief extended when spinal traction is combined with other forms of physical therapy and by wearing a brace after treatment. If you are suffering from neck or back pain, contact the Cafe of Life in Longmont to see if spinal traction would be a beneficial part of a custom treatment plan to restore your proper alignment and ideal health!
Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont is pleased to offer spinal decompression therapy to our clients. What a great, nonsurgical way to relieve your pain and promote your overall health and well-being. Spinal decompression is used to treat:
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Radiating Pain in Arms or Legs
- Herniated or Bulging Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal traction, or spinal decompression, is the stretching the spine using a traction table, with the goal of relieving pressure and gently allowing your spine to return to it’s correct position. This technique has been used by chiropractors, osteopaths, and more for many, many years. A compressed spine can cause pain as well as block the natural flow of nutrients and nerve signals to the entire body. The spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently in a controlled manner, by a skilled and highly trained chiropractor to bring about alignment.
Will Spinal Decompression Hurt?
No, it shouldn’t hurt. Spinal decompression is a gentle, comfortable procedure that usually takes less than 30 minutes. Many patients find it a relaxing addition to their day and it can easily be done over your lunch break with no disruption to your day.
Is Spinal Decompression Right for Me?
If you’re struggling with nagging pain, or have been diagnosed with a disc condition, it’s likely you could benefit from this type of chiropractic treatment. The best way to find out is to come in and have an initial exam performed by our family chiropractor Dr Jess Thompson. With so many means by which to help you achieve optimal health, she can ensure that the proper technique for your specific needs is used and you’re not just given the any-old-technique-will-do approach. She designs the plan best suited to you!
If you’re concerned about the spinal decompression process, she is more than happy to explain in detail all the steps used, what to expect during decompression, and answer any questions to make you feel completely as ease with her chiropractic practice prior to beginning treatment.
Any chiropractic session with Dr Jess always starts with the entire person. She strives to understand the complete being in order to provide the appropriate treatment. Her goal is a healthy, happy client. Additional treatments that often accompany spinal traction therapy are ultrasound, laser therapy, cold/hot treatments, lifestyle recommendations, and stretches/exercises to maintain physical health between appointments.
Give us a call today and say good bye to your pain! Café of Life Longmont (303) 827-3541