La Verne Chiropractor – How does Spinal Decompression Therapy work?

La Verne Chiropractor – How does La Verne’s Spinal Decompression Therapy work?

Suffering from:

  • Bulging or herniated discs?
  • Sciatica?
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve?
  • Degenerative disc disease?
  • Spinal stenosis?
  • Facet syndrome?
  • Posterior facet syndrome (worn spinal joints)?
  • Lumbar radiculopathies?
  • Or any other forms of back or neck pain?
  • Perhaps pain and loss of sensation in other extremities (i.e. legs, toes, arms, etc…)?

If you suffer from such back pains, La Verne’s Foothill Family Chiropractic’s non-invasive, cost-effective, and result achieving spinal decompression therapy may be your solution.

When you suffer from such pains, for instance due to a herniated disc, it’s due to pressure building up between discs and creating a tear in the disc wall. To diminish the pain, in turn, the pressure inside the discs must be reduced. This is known as decompression. By decompressing the discs, you’re not only releasing the painful pressure, but you are in turn pulling nutrients, oxygen, and moisture back in.

Accordingly, spinal decompression therapy is the non-surgical method of doing this very thing. The treatment gently distracts the spine and takes pressure off the interverbal discs and nerves.  The negative pressure, then reduce the herniated discs and bulges and instead pull in the nutrients, oxygen, and moisture your discs are craving for fast healing.

When you are undergoing spinal decompression treatment, Dr. Mehr will position you comfortably on a special therapy table. Pending on the case, you may lay face down or up. Then he will place a harness around your pelvis and one around your trunk. Afterwards, Dr. Mehr’s specialized computer will customize the best treatment plan possible and administer the ideal level and angle of decompression necessary for the proper duration. You will feel gentle, programmed movements decompressing the pressure in your spine.

Although you may feel a bit of pressure in your spine, generally speaking, not only does that not cause pain, but in most cases, just after one treatment individuals notice a decrease in pain.

The treatment may last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Afterwards, Dr. Mehr may administer other types of treatment, such as heat or cold therapy or electrical stimulations.

Studies indicate that 86% of patients with herniated discs report good to excellent results with decompression.

In terms of how many treatments you may need, well that all depends on your situation. After Dr. Mehr does a thorough consult, he will be able to let you know the best strategy to take to achieve long-lasting results. You may need as little as one treatment or multiple treatments.

If you are suffering from the frustration and discomfort of back and/or neck pain, please contact our office as soon as possible to see if spinal decompression may be the right solution for you.

Note, back pain usually does not get better without proper treatment. The reason you are suffering from back pain, on many occasions, is due to herniated or bulging discs. You see, your spine is similar to a giant sandwich. Imagine 24 pieces of sliced bread stacked on top of each other with jelly in between each slice. The slice breads are the discs and the jelly is referred to as the nucleus pulposus. When the bread/disc is torn, the jelly will leak out. This is known as a herniated disc. The jelly, which is a highly irritating substance, is the source of pain when it is leaking onto other parts of the anatomy.

Now, let’s say the disc isn’t torn. Rather, the disc may be bulging. Well, this is similar to stepping on a blown up balloon. The balloon wants to pop, but it’s not. Rather, it’s bulging out from one side to the other between your discs.

Not only does a bulging or herniated disc cause major back pain, but these conditions may also pinch your nerves and result in pain and loss of sensation in other extremities (i.e. legs, toes, arms, etc…).

Treat the pain now. Spinal decompression therapy is the safe, non-surgical, cost-effective solution for chronic pain and an opportunity for complete healing.