What You Need to Know About Pain Relief
Is chronic back pain or neck pain making your life unbearable? Without effective treatment, an accident injury can cause serious health problems affecting your quality of life. At Twin Creeks Health, our chiropractic care team is committed to doing everything possible to help manage your pain as safely and effectively as possible. That’s why we offer spinal decompression therapy, a cutting edge treatment technique that corrects the underlying spinal misalignment triggering your pain.
If you are new to spinal decompression therapy, it’s natural to have questions about this treatment and what to expect. Here’s how spinal decompression therapy can help better manage your pain:
#1: What is spinal decompression therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a drug-free, non-surgical treatment technique for managing chronic back pain and neck pain. When the spine is out of alignment, a slipped or herniated disc may compress nearby nerves, triggering pain. Spinal decompression treatment uses mechanical traction to gently relieve this compression. Spinal decompression treatment gently decompresses the spine using precise, computerized adjustments. These adjustments create space for a slipped or herniated disc to return to its correct alignment within the spine.
#2: Can decompression therapy treat a whiplash injury?
Yes, spinal decompression therapy is an effective treatment for whiplash injury pain. Whiplash injuries affect the alignment of the cervical spine, placing pressure on nearby nerves. Spinal decompression therapy helps to restore correct alignment to the cervical spine, alleviating this compression for long-lasting pain relief. Spinal decompression therapy also treats low back pain, sciatica, and other chronic pain conditions.
#3: How many treatment sessions are necessary?
The number of treatment sessions depends on the extent of your pain and injury. In general, most patients experience pain relief after just a few appointments – if your pain is especially severe, you may feel better after the first treatment! However, for maximum pain relief benefits, our chiropractor usually recommends 10 to 12 treatment sessions. Our goal is to not just provide temporary relief, but to help the body fully heal after your injury and prevent future pain.
#4: What should I expect during a treatment session?
During treatment, you will lie down on a comfortable, padded table. A computer precisely controls the table’s movements. Treatment sessions last between 15 to 30 minutes. Treatment is comfortable and relaxing; some patients even take a nap!
#5: Am I a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy?
You may be a good candidate for treatment if you have been experiencing chronic back or neck pain for six months or longer. Decompression therapy can also provide pain relief for patients who are the victims of failed back surgery. If you are looking for a pain management alternative that does not involve chronic back pain or neck pain, then spinal decompression therapy may be the right treatment for your pain relief needs.
Schedule a diagnostic evaluation with our chiropractor to learn more about decompression therapy and whether it’s the right choice for you.