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The Benefits Of Spinal Decompression Therapy

The Benefits Of Spinal Decompression Therapy

Back pain can be debilitating and can impact a person’s quality of life and day-to-day activities. Whether it is from injury, lifestyle, or chronic health issues, back pain may be difficult to address without the proper resources. While many people think of going to the chiropractor for back issues, many people don’t realize that different chiropractic clinics offer different services. One form of advanced back pain relief technology is spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression works to alleviate back pain by slightly elongating the spine to relieve pressure and to reposition areas of the spine such as slipped or herniated disks. Spinal decompression is a highly beneficial chiropractic technique for addressing back pain.

Spinal Decompression Therapy Is:

Non-Invasive
This technique doesn’t require any type of surgery or even medication. Spinal decompression therapy can actually reduce the need for spinal surgery, which can require a long recovery period and has a much higher risk for complications than chiropractic care.

A Way To Reduce Chronic Pain
Chronic pain sufferers will often go to extreme lengths to resolve or reduce their pain. When you suffer from pain every day, it is exhaustive both mentally and physically. Spinal decompression can help to relieve chronic lower back pain, with some patients reporting reduced pain in as little as one session. While many people will need to receive multiple sessions, spinal decompression can offer relief that chronic pain sufferers may not otherwise receive.

Long-Term
Because spinal decompression works to realign the spin and relocate herniated discs back into their proper position, lower back pain can be relieved long-term. Whereas painkillers will mask the pain for a short while and other chiropractic techniques such as massage may help to relieve tension in the surrounding muscles, these methods will only offer temporary relief. By targeting the root of the problem, spinal decompression therapy will help to reduce or resolve pain for a long time, even permanently in some cases.

Versatile
One of the most common reasons people use spinal decompression is to relieve sciatica pain (which you can learn more about by reading Can Spinal Decompression Be Used To Treat Sciatica?), but it can treat various other back conditions as well. Spinal decompression can be used to correct bulging, slipped, or herniated disks to put them back into place and relieve pain. Spinal decompression can also be used to treat degenerative disk diseases, pinched spinal nerve roots, spinal stenosis, injured or infected nerves in the spine, or posterior facet syndrome. If you don’t know the source of your back pain, your chiropractor can help you diagnose your issue when you come for a complimentary consultation.

 

Spinal Decompression Therapy In Calgary

Back pain doesn’t have to be a part of your everyday life. If you’re searching for relief, visit the chiropractic team at Shephard Health. Our highly skilled and experienced staff will examine your back to determine the issue and then help to reduce or even potentially eliminate your back pain using spinal decompression. At Shephard Health, our Calgary chiropractors use the most up-to-date technology and techniques to get you back to pain-free living. To schedule an appointment, contact Shephard Health in NW Calgary at 1-403-543-7499 or fill out the online contact form.

 

FAQ

Q: Does spinal decompression hurt?
A: The treatment may be slightly uncomfortable as you feel some stretching, but it should not cause pain. After the treatment, your muscles may feel sore, similar to how they would feel after a good workout.

Q: Who can offer spinal decompression therapy?
A: Very few chiropractors are able to offer this treatment. Dr. Jay Shephard is one of only two chiropractors in all of Alberta who is certified and trained in the Kennedy Decompression Techniques (KDT)®.

Q: Why choose chiropractic care?
A: Chiropractic care is one of the largest primary health care professions in Canada, and approximately four and a half million Canadians visit a chiropractor every year for drug-free, non-invasive therapy. Dr. Jay Shephard is a leading NW Calgary chiropractor who tailors your treatment plan to include various modalities and therapies to best address your health care needs. Before starting your treatment, we evaluate your current health and past history of illness and/or injury to diagnose disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints.

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