Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado
Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO
Spinal decompression Q & A
What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that focuses on relieving neck or back pain. This treatment gently separates the vertebrae — the bones that make up your spinal column — to relieve pressure on the discs between the vertebrae.
Spinal decompression is a drug-free outpatient treatment that can dramatically reduce your pain and even prevent physical problems from worsening into a disability. Treatments take less than half an hour on average.
When would I need spinal decompression?
The Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team may recommend spinal decompression if you have either short term (acute) or long term (chronic) pain related to conditions such as:
- Sciatica - pinched nerve in back
- Cervical radiculopathy - pinched nerve in the neck
- Herniated disc
- Protruding disc
- Partially ruptured discs
- Degenerative disc disease
Disc and nerve problems can occur in your cervical spine (neck area), thoracic spine (middle back), and lumbar spine (low). Unfortunately, the pain can also shoot into your legs or arms as well. Spinal decompression can help with all of these disc and nerve problems.
How does spinal decompression work?
Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado uses the state-of-the-art DRX9000 spinal decompression system for safe, reliable, and effective non-surgical spinal decompression. The team programs the machine before your treatment, based on your specific condition and treatment needs.
Once securely positioned, the machine then initiates a computerized sequence of painless movements. The DRX9000 gradually pulls your spine apart for a few moments, then relaxes. It continues this pattern of gentle pulling and relaxing until it separates all of your vertebrae.
While your discs were previously pressured by your vertebrae, the DRX9000 stretches your spine slightly to relieve the pressure and make new space. That creates a vacuum, which pulls the disc back to restore proper alignment.
Then, your discs receive improved blood flow and nutrients so they can start the healing process.
How effective is spinal decompression?
The DRX9000 has a proven record. In studies, 88.9% of patients experienced significant back pain relief, along with improved daily function.
Overall, spinal decompression patients need fewer narcotic medications, less invasive procedures, and less time away from the things they love.
You don’t need to suffer another day of neck or low back pain. Simply call the Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado office or set up your non-surgical spinal decompression consultation online.