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Spinal Decompression Therapy in Jefferson City

woman in gray shirt holding lower backA bulging or herniated disc can cause severe pain, and often people assume there is no option other than surgery. While surgery may be indicated in some situations, for many people, a non-invasive approach called spinal decompression therapy is an effective method that eliminates surgery.

Discs are fluid-filled cushions between the vertebrae of the spine. They act as shock absorbers and spacers, keeping your spine moving as it should. Injuries, degeneration, and even the effects of gravity can cause pressure to build up on the discs, which causes the fluid to bulge out from the center of the disc—much like when you squeeze a water balloon.

When the disc bulges in this way, it can put pressure on the nearby nerves, creating severe pain.

How We Help

At Align Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a state-of-the-art, non-invasive approach: spinal decompression therapy helps remove the pressure on the discs, allowing them to resume their normal shape and position, which in turn alleviates the nerve compression and symptoms like pain and loss of mobility.

We use a special computerized table that you will lie on for about 15 minutes per session. The table is programmed for your specific situation, and will gently stretch your spine to create space and unload the discs. For the first five minutes, the table slowly adds to the stretch. Then you’ll rest at that level for five minutes. The final five minutes, the table slowly releases the stretch. This very slow process of stretching and releasing promotes healing.

Although most patients report some improvement immediately, it takes a series of sessions to achieve maximum relief. Your care plan will be customized to your specific needs and goals, and will likely combine various techniques, such as chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work and cryotherapy.

Typically, we’ll start with three sessions per week for two weeks, and then slowly taper down. Once you’ve achieved your health goals, we can continue with wellness/preventive care to keep you functioning at your best.

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Spinal Decompression Therapy Jefferson City MO | (573) 635-4747