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Spinal Decompression in Hamilton

gray shirt holding lower backIf you have a disc bulge or herniation, sciatica type symptoms, or numbness and tingling down the legs, you may benefit from spinal decompression at Stevenson Chiropractic & Wellness.

How It Works

With this therapy, a specialized table with a motorized traction piece is used. During spinal decompression, the head and upper body remain stationary, while the patient’s feet are secured at the ankles. The pelvis and lower limbs are then gently tractioned or pulled lengthwise, opening up the disc spaces and allowing herniated or bulged fluid to return to the main component of the disc.

As the table elongates the spine, it creates negative pressure within the disc, pulling the disc fluid back inside. This process carries nutrients that aid in healing. Additionally, the elongation opens up the canal where nerves exit the spine, relieving pressure on the nerves and reducing pain.

Help for Degenerative Disc Disease

Spinal decompression is particularly helpful for older individuals or those with degenerative disc disease, where discs begin to collapse and compress. By gently stretching the spine lengthwise, this therapy alleviates compression and provides relief for age-related arthritic pain. Gravity constantly pushes down on our bodies, and spinal decompression is one of the few treatments that counteract this pressure.

What to Expect During Treatment

Spinal decompression sessions last about 10 minutes and can be tailored for lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) decompression. For cervical decompression, a harness is placed under the patient’s chin to hold their head and neck in place, focusing the treatment on the cervical spine. This approach is beneficial for those experiencing numbness, tingling down the arms, neck pain, or disc issues in the neck.

The gentle mobilization provided by spinal decompression also makes subsequent chiropractic adjustments easier, as the patient has already been loosened up and relaxed.

We find that about 90 percent of the time, patients experience relief immediately.

Book an Appointment

If you’re struggling with disc-related pain or degenerative disc disease, spinal decompression may provide the relief you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the benefits of this non-invasive therapy.
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Spinal Decompression Hamilton ON | (905) 544-5787