Spinal Decompression FAQs

Chiropractic care includes several natural and effective methods of treatment – one of which is spinal decompression. Learn more about this technique and how it can help with a few answers to the most common questions provided by our team at Counselman & Wade Chiropractic in Topeka, KS.


What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a technique used to treat various issues, including herniated discs, sciatica, degenerated discs, headaches, and pinched nerves. The computer-aided treatment is designed to stretch your spine, providing relief from pain and injuries.

Does spinal decompression hurt?

Allowing a computerized table to stretch your spine might sound a bit intimidating, but you shouldn’t feel a bit of pain. The table moves slowly, providing a very gentle stretch to each section of the spine. Patients tend to feel relaxed during treatment – some even fall asleep.

Why is it so effective?

In short, spinal decompression is effective because it addresses the root cause of the pain. As the spinal column is stretched, pressure is taken off of the nerves and muscles. It creates a type of vacuum effect that pulls any herniated or bulging discs back into place. That same effect draws oxygen, nutrients, and blood to the spine, which speeds up the body’s natural healing processes. Additionally, it is typically combined with other chiropractic methods for optimal healing and pain relief.

What can I expect a session to be like?

You will have a harness placed around the hips or lower back. This harness will be connected to the bottom segment of the decompression table. The chiropractor will input the proper treatment into the computer and the computer will move the bottom segment of the table according to that treatment. You will simply lie there and relax while the table does its job. The process typically takes no more than 30 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of required treatments will depend specifically on your condition, but it might be as many as 20 sessions. These will be spread out over a month to six weeks. The good news is that you don’t have to wait until your last session to feel relief. Most patients feel better after the first treatment. However, it’s essential to finish the full number of recommended treatment sessions to achieve lasting relief.

Experience the Benefits of Spinal Decompression

If you would like to learn more or you’re ready to experience spinal decompression for yourself, schedule an appointment with our team at Counselman & Wade Chiropractic. Call us today at (785) 234-0521 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Topeka, KS 66612

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