Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

According to research, approximately 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at a given time. This usually arises from injuries, degenerative conditions, or disc issues that can result from car accidents or other traumatic events. Lower back pain can make even the most routine tasks feel uncomfortable, including driving and sitting at a desk. Spinal Decompression, also known as traction, is an effective modality for treating lower back pain. The providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine commonly include decompression into treatment plans to provide relief for back pain, making us a popular choice for spinal decompression in Austin.

Spinal Decompression in Austin

Decompression therapy can benefit people suffering from lower back pain related to a variety of issues. Medical studies show that up to 86% of ruptured disc patients experienced positive results after treatment with this modality. Moreover, it can help relieve low back pain related to several other common conditions, including Herniated Discs, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, and headaches, to name a few. 

The patient lays on a motorized table that slowly moves back and forth to provide traction. This movement releases built-up spinal pressure as joint spaces between the discs and vertebrae spread open. This gentle motion can provide immediate back pain relief, is usually painless, and lasts about 20 minutes. While many patients improve early on in treatment, the best results occur after 8-12 sessions. Our healthcare providers sometimes recommend Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy or additional Chiropractic modalities to help strengthen the surrounding structures as well.

While some health insurance carriers cover spinal decompression, Austin Preferred also offers this modality at the self-pay rate. 

Call (512) 442-2727 for more information or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. Additionally, you can refer to our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is spinal decompression?

A: Spinal decompression consists of a mechanical table gently pulling open the joint spaces in the spine, which provides relief from built-up pressure between the vertebrae. 

Q: How long does a spinal decompression session last?

A: While sessions can vary in length based on the plan of care, a typical decompression session lasts about 15 minutes. 

Q: How many sessions do you recommend?

A: Some patients experience immediate relief, although the best results usually occur after 8-12 sessions.

Q: Does health insurance cover spinal decompression in Austin?

A: Some major health insurance carriers cover this modality, which we also offer at the self-pay rate.

Learn why we are among the leaders in Integrative Medicine in Austin.

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.
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