Spinal Decompression in San Antonio TX

Chiropractic San Antonio TX Spinal Decompression

Are you looking for spinal decompression in San Antonio TX? You don't have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, radiating pain into the arms or legs, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis, and post-operative complications, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression may be for you.

What is Spinal Decompression in San Antonio TX?

This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, and sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.

The gentle distractive forces of the Spinal Decompression create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduate to a peak over a period of several minutes.

Spinal Decompression FAQ's

How does spinal decompression work?

Most commonly spinal decompression is seen as a treatment for disc problems. However, spinal decompression uses state of the art technology to apply a distractive force to all of the spinal tissues, including the muscles, ligaments, and spinal joints. Spinal decompression is designed to speed the healing of disc problems and nerve root irritation, reduce muscle spasm, improve joint mobility, and reduce pain and other symptoms. The spinal decompression tables are programmed by your chiropractor to deliver the best possible treatment for your condition.

Is spinal decompression effective?

Clinical studies have shown that spinal decompression is quite effective at treating a wide range of neck and back and problems. Effectiveness varies from patient to patient.

What problems can be treated by spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression has been shown to help most people with a wide variety of problems, for example: acute disc injuries (like a bulging or herniated disc) - degenerative disc problems - osteoarthritis of the spine - spinal pain and muscle spasm - reduced mobility and flexibility - sciatica - numbness and tingling in the arms or legs and facet syndrome.

How do I know if I need spinal decompression therapy?

At our clinic, your chiropractor will perform a comprehensive consultation and examination (which typically includes x-rays), as well as make a proper diagnosis prior to recommending any form of treatment (including spinal decompression). If spinal decompression therapy is likely to benefit you, it will be a recommended part of your treatment program.

How long does a treatment take?

Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

The vast majority of patients do not experience any side effects. However, if your condition is very acute or more serious, initial spinal decompression treatments may be aggravating and/or temporarily increase your symptoms (the same as with other forms of treatment). This does not mean that spinal decompression is not right for you. When making changes to your spine's function, it can take a while for your body to adapt and accept the changes. There are also specific exercises that should be done in the clinic before and after spinal decompression that will help reduce the chance of symptoms flaring up. There are also home-care exercises that you can do that will help improve the effectiveness of the treatment and minimize side effects.

Is there any risk to the patient during treatment of spinal decompression?

There is some risk with any type of treatment, and there is even risk associated with doing NOTHING to treat spinal conditions! Spinal decompression has been proven to be quite safe and is normally very comfortable when used appropriately. If during any treatment you do happen to experience any discomfort or unusual symptoms, the spinal decompression tables have a "stop" button that when pressed immediately stops the treatment and notifies the doctor and staff. Our team is always close by and ready to answer questions or help as needed - you are not left in a room by yourself with no one in sight!

Can spinal decompression be used with patients that have had spinal surgery?

In most cases, spinal decompression treatment is appropriate for patients who have had spinal surgery. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to find symptom relief with spinal decompression after back surgery did not. Each person is individually assessed and contraindications ruled out prior to any treatment in our office, not just with spinal decompression.

Is spinal decompression treatment all I need?

Spinal decompression has a proven track record for treating neck and back problems all on its own. However, most people at the clinic combine or blend together spinal decompression therapy, specific chiropractic adjustments, and rehabilitative home care exercises into a personalized program for even better results!

Are the results permanent?

For most people, long term improvements in spinal health mean a lifestyle change. As with any treatment that seeks to improve the body's function and health, the longevity of your results depend on your diligence and commitment to maintaining your health, as well as your willingness to recognize and avoid/modify behaviors and situations that may result in further injury.

Will spinal decompression therapy make me taller?

Many people actually do get taller! When the height (thickness) of the spinal discs is increased and a person's posture is improved, they will enjoy increased or restored height.

Call our team at Pecan Valley Chiropractic if you have questions about spinal decompression today!


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Pecan Valley Chiropractic

6207 Pecan Valley Dr
San Antonio, TX 78223

(210) 359-9100