Spinal Decompression

What Is 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.

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 TherapyManual Therapy or additional Chiropractic
modalities to help strengthen the surrounding structures as well.

What It Treats

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:

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