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Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers is committed to helping patients with chronic pain heal naturally. We understand that chronic pain can negatively affect every aspect of your life, from your professional capabilities to your relationships and general quality of life. But you don’t have to suffer in silence, nor do you have to go under a knife or rely on pills to get through the day. There’s a better way. We use cutting-edge technologies to offer non-surgical, non-opioid, all-natural treatments for chronic pain to help you heal from within.

What does spinal decompression therapy feel like?

Spinal decompression is a noninvasive treatment that uses a mechanical device to stretch the spine. This gentle stretching can take the pressure off the spinal discs, which are the cushions between the vertebrae. You may feel pressure when the machine is turned on, but this should go away quickly. During decompression, you may feel like your spine is being gently pulled. After your session, you may stand straighter and have more range of motion in your back. You may also notice that your pain is lessened.

What happens during spinal decompression?

During spinal decompression therapy, you lie on a table. The table is connected to a machine that gently stretches your spine. The machine alternates between periods of decompression and relaxation. The decompression phase is when the machine applies traction to your spine. This stretches your spine and relieves pressure on your discs and nerves. The relaxation phase is when the machine takes the tension off your spine. This gives your spine a chance to rest between stretches. Spinal decompression therapy usually lasts for about 30 minutes. Most people need to undergo several sessions before they notice a difference.

How long does spinal decompression last?

A single spinal decompression treatment usually lasts about 30 minutes. However, the number of treatments needed varies from person to person. People with more severe pain may need 5 to 10 treatments, while those with less pain only need 2 to 3 treatments.

Who is a candidate for spinal decompression?

Some of the most common reasons people pursue spinal decompression are herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, failed back surgery, pinched nerves, and spinal stenosis. Generally, if you experience chronic back or neck pain and don’t want to undergo surgery or rely on opioids, you may be a candidate for spinal decompression.

Can I undergo spinal decompression after surgery?

Yes, you can undergo spinal decompression even after spine surgery. In fact, we often treat patients who have undergone spine surgery and eventually suffered from a resurgence in back pain. Spinal decompression is an effective treatment for failed back surgery, and unlike surgery, it’s safer, more painless, and more convenient!

How does knee decompression therapy work?

Knee decompression uses a machine to apply traction to the knee joint. The machine pulls on the leg, stretching the knee joint and taking pressure off of the knee. The therapist will start by attaching the machine to the leg. The therapist will determine the amount of traction, and the amount of time the therapy is applied. The therapist will then use the machine to apply traction to the leg. The machine will slowly pull on the leg, stretching the knee joint. Knee decompression can relieve pain and improve the range of motion.

What can knee decompression treat?

Knee decompression can treat numerous conditions, such as general knee pain, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and arthritis. Knee decompression can also increase the range of motion in the knee joint and improve the strength of the muscles and ligaments around the knee joint.

Who is a candidate for knee decompression?

If you experience knee pain, stiffness, swelling, or mobility problems because of joint pain, tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, or other orthopedic conditions, you may be a great candidate for knee decompression. This noninvasive therapy is especially suitable for those who want to overcome knee pain without relying on surgery or opioids.

What are the risks of using pain medications for chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a common problem in the United States. Many people with chronic pain turn to pain medications for relief. While pain medications may offer temporary relief, they come with numerous risks. One of the most significant risks is addiction. Patients who take opioids for chronic pain may find themselves taking more and more of the medication as their tolerance increases, leading to dependence and, eventually, addiction. Furthermore, pain medications don’t address the root cause of the pain, so you’re constantly reliant on external medications to simply get through the day. Pain medications also have numerous side effects, including nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness, which can lower your quality of life.

What are the non-opioid pain management treatments you offer?

We believe you shouldn’t rely on opioids or pain medications to get through the day. Our medical providers leverage cutting-edge technologies to stimulate natural healing and give you the tools to overcome chronic pain without opioids or medications. Cold laser therapy, cryotherapy, electroanalgesic pain management, knee decompression, laser therapy, spinal decompression, and SoftWave therapy are just a few of the options we offer. We work with each patient to find the best treatment plan for their individual needs.

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