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Is Spinal Decompression Painful?

Written By Pelchat Chiropractic Center on December 2, 2020

Spinal DecompressionNon-surgical spinal decompression is a therapy option for those suffering from both acute and chronic back pain due to several causes, including:

  • Bulging/Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Scoliosis, etc.

Research estimates that approximately 80% of the global population will experience back pain at one point in their life. Many of these individuals will seek out the advice of their primary care doctor; however, more and more people are turning to chiropractic care as an alternative. This is because they are looking for a natural alternative to pain medications, which have some potentially harmful side effects. 

For patients who have yet to experience chiropractic for themselves, they often believe the misconception that chiropractic procedures, such as spinal decompression, is painful. 

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression – also referred to as decompression therapy or non-surgical spinal decompression therapy – is a type of motorized traction therapy. Patients are strapped to a harness that is attached to a motorized chiropractic table. This table gently stretches the patient’s spine, helping change the position of the spine and moving it back into proper alignment. 

The Truth: Is Spinal Decompression Painful?

Those unfamiliar with chiropractic care often believe that these manual therapy options are painful because they’ve seen videos of patients receiving care and often hear loud popping or snapping sounds. Since the sounds are rather off-putting, many believe this to be uncomfortable for the individual receiving treatment. 

The good news is that most patients experience no pain during spinal decompression therapy. In fact, many find themselves physically relaxing throughout the procedure as they begin to feel the relief that is brought on by the spine being realigned to its proper position and pressure removed from surrounding muscles and nerves. 

Spinal Decompression in Melbourne, FL

Spinal decompression therapy is an excellent option for many patients. That said, the team at Pelchat Chiropractic Center will take the necessary time to sit down, talk to you about your pain symptoms and your health history before deciding on any chiropractic treatment options. This ensures you are getting the best treatment for your unique needs. 

Do you think you’re an ideal candidate for spinal decompression? Then contact us today to set up your appointment.


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