Back and neck pain may be caused by pressure on the nerves from bulges in the fluid-filled discs of your spine. Dr. David Kilroy of Kilroy Chiropractic Health Associates in Swampscott, MA, uses spinal decompression as a technique to create space between the vertebrae and help maneuver the disc back into place.
How Does Decompression Treatment Help with a Herniated Disc?
Spinal decompression involves a series of movements to lengthen and relax the spine. As the spine is lengthened, space is created between the vertebrae, creating a pressure differential between the joints, disc, and soft tissues. The change in pressure helps the disc to slip back into place within the spinal column.
What Happens During a Decompression Treatment?
Dr. Kilroy uses a decompression table and computer system to precisely stretch and relax your spine. You may feel a slight pulling sensation and some pressure in your back. Most patients find the treatment relaxing, and some notice an improvement in pain symptoms right away.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
You notice a difference after each treatment. On average, it takes a series of up to 30 treatments to restore balance and function in the spine with decompression treatments. Dr. Kilroy develops an individualized plan for you that includes the frequency and number of treatments.
What are the Long-Term Outcomes of Decompression Treatment?
For many people who have herniated discs, decompression therapy provides years of pain relief. Much of this depends on the severity of your herniation, as well as a commitment to following the recommended treatment plan.
Will Decompression Treatment Alleviate the Need for Surgery?
Decompression surgery and spinal decompression treatment are both used to repair herniated discs in the spine. In some cases, decompression treatments are adequate to resolve the issue. Spinal decompression may help you delay or avoid surgery.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, spinal decompression at Kilroy Chiropractic Health Associates can help. Call us today at (781) 598-3100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kilroy at our office in Swampscott, MA.