What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression in Delray Beach?

Chiropractic Delray Beach FL Spinal Decompression Back and Neck
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It is a non-invasive, type of mechanical traction that utilizes computer technology to gently pull the spine apart taking pressure off the discs, joints, and nerves. It has a built-in feedback sensor that can detect each patient's tolerance, pain levels, and muscular tension, so it knows when to pull more and when to relax in order to achieve optimal results.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is an affordable, nonsurgical, and safe alternative for neck and back conditions without the use of drugs, needles, or surgery.

Who Can Benefit from Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?

If you have neck or back pain and other related symptoms, spinal decompression not only significantly reduces pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles.

We have seen great result with patients that have any of the following symptoms/conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica (pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg)
  • Numbness or Tingling in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Bulging, Herniated or Protruding Discs
  • Degenerative discs (DDD)
  • Degenerative joints (DJD)
  • Facet Joint problems
  • Radiating pain down arms or legs
  • Discogenic pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Post-Surgical pain (excluding spinal fusion)

What is the Treatment Protocol?

Prior to beginning a series of Spinal Decompression, patients will be thoroughly examined by Dr. Alter and often digital x-rays will be taken. This information helps us to understand the underlining condition of the spine, which spinal discs are compressed, and which treatment protocol will give us best results.

Most often spinal decompression will be combined with chiropractic adjustments, which together, addresses both the spinal misalignment along with the disc health and nerve pressure. This two-prong approach provides the fastest and longest lasting results and is the best conservative protocol you can possibly do to get the spine in as best shape possible.

While each patients' condition varies, the standard initial protocol for Decompression Therapy is 24 sessions over 8-12 weeks. Some conditions will require more visits, more frequently; while other conditions require more frequent visits initially then decrease in frequency over time. Each treatment lasts approximately 15 minutes.

On each visit, the patient remains clothed and lies face up comfortably on a motorized table. There is a harness that secures the patient to the decompression table as a pulling type force is applied gently to the spine. There is a series of alternating decompression and relaxation cycles, for an individual treatment time of approximately 15 minutes. The patient typically does not feel pain during or after the decompression visit, although they can feel stretching and lengthening of the spine.

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Alter Chiropractic
15132 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
(561) 819-2225