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Spinal Decompression FAQ

Chiropractor explaining Spinal Decompression to patient in Olathe

Spinal Decompression FAQs Answered by an Olathe KS Chiropractor

Our Olathe chiropractic care clinic offers the area a treatment for various back problems ranging from slipped discs to herniated discs. This particular treatment is known as spinal decompression. It's a nonsurgical, noninvasive chiropractic care method that allows a disc to heal naturally. 

1. What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a procedure consisting of our chiropractor in Olathe KS situating you on a traction table. You're connected to equipment that gently pulls your spine, which relieves pressure on the discs. An Olathe spinal decompression chiropractor ensures the procedure goes smoothly, so it doesn't cause any pain or discomfort for you. After a spinal decompression chiropractor in Olathe KS performs the treatment, you'll notice your initial pain and discomfort will decrease. 

2. How Many Spinal Decompression Treatments Will You Need?

We'll usually recommend you receive at least 15 spinal decompression treatments over the course of a month or slightly longer. Each session lasts around 30 minutes. We might also recommend you receive other chiropractic care in Olathe in order to further enhance your treatment. 

3. What Types of Conditions Does Spinal Decompression Treat?

Our spinal decompression chiropractor in Olathe KS may use this treatment for a herniated or bulging disc. Our Olathe chiropractor may also use it for nerve injuries such as sciatica. Chiropractic care in Olathe can help with other causes of back pain as well. 

4. Does Spinal Decompression Cause Any Side Effects?

Olathe chiropractic care spinal decompression therapy doesn't typically cause any side effects. The ones it does cause are mild. Although it's not common, you might experience muscle spasms or a shooting pain down your arm or leg. If you inform our Olathe decompression chiropractor, it's possible to alleviate this pain through repositioning. 

5. Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Safe for Everyone?

You should inform our Olathe spinal decompression chiropractor if you're pregnant. The Olathe spinal decompression chiropractor will also want to know if you have a tumor, metal implants in the spine, advanced osteoporosis or an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

6. How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work With Other Treatments?

After your initial evaluation, it's more than likely our Olathe chiropractor will notice more than one issue is causing your pain. Typically, our chiropractor will want to make sure your spine is in perfect alignment to take pressure off of the muscles and nerves and to promote healing by encouraging blood flow throughout the area. The spinal decompression helps relieve pain after one treatment by allowing the disc to heal without the pressure from the vertebrae. Opting for massage therapy helps reduce pain in the muscles surrounding the spine. 

Contact Our Local Chiropractor for Spinal Decompression Treatment Today

To schedule a decompression therapy treatment, contact Complete Care Chiropractic KC, serving Olathe KS and the surrounding area, by calling 913-815-8076.    

 

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