Spinal Decompression Therapy in Denver, CO
Dr. Reinhardt’s philosophy, in practice and in life, is to always keep the body and mind moving. When faced with the uncomfortable obstacle of back pain and/or a herniated or bulging disc, it’s difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Spinal decompression is one of the ways Dr. Reinhardt works to get people back on their feet and feeling pain-free.
What Spinal Decompression Treats
We commonly use this nonsurgical treatment with patients experiencing bulging discs in the neck/lower back, pinched nerves, sciatica pains, numbness/tingling down the arms, and other related neuromuscular and skeletal system conditions. Spinal decompression treatment requires the use of a specialized table that stretches the spine to “decompress” the inflamed spongy material located inside the damaged discs. By relieving pressure off the injured discs and/or spinal nerves that are pinched, the spine can begin to realign and heal. This procedure is very effective in preventing spinal surgery for herniated discs.
Too often patients rush into surgery when conservative care such as chiropractic, spinal decompression, and physical therapy should be tried first. We have helped many patients prevent surgery through our protocols. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes per visit, it’s pain-free, and feels like a “gentle stretch.” While this treatment is widely considered to be a safe and natural measure, check with your chiropractor as spinal decompression is not recommended for all patients, such as pregnant women or patients with broken vertebrae.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
As stated, nonsurgical spinal decompression is an effective treatment for bulging or herniated discs, as well as other back-related conditions. It works by creating a negative intradiscal pressure within the discs through a subtle stretching of the spine and corresponding discs. This helps:
- Draw the soft herniated disc material back inside the disc
- Promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs for a quicker healing process