Candidates for Spinal Decompression Therapy
This procedure can be added to a treatment plan for patients suffering from many types of pain in the lower back, neck, and leg. Spinal Decompression Therapy is also an intervention often recommended for bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs.
This intervention should be avoided by pregnant patients, patients with broken vertebrae, and patients who have had spinal fusion and artificial disc implantation before. Patients who had a failed back surgery and who continually experience pain despite multiple surgeries should also consider other alternative methods.
Patients diagnosed with the following are also contraindicated from this procedure: Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal infection, Spinal tumor, Spondylolisthesis, and Ankylosing spondylitis.
Most patients undergoing this procedure at Spinal Decompression Therapy Greensboro are asked to schedule 3 treatment sessions per week for 4 weeks. One session takes about 30 to 45 minutes. However, treatment protocols vary depending on many factors such as the patient’s spinal condition, symptoms, body weight, sensitivity level, etc. Patients typically report back pain, neck, or leg pain relief in as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from spinal decompression therapy in 8 weeks.
75% of patients with Spinal Decompression Therapy in their health treatment plan report long-term or effective pain management after completing their program. A patient’s treatment care plan is not limited to only this procedure. It involves other interventions or solutions that may include lifestyle modifications.