ChiroRelief is one of just a handful of Sydney chiropractic clinics able to offer automated spinal decompression. This safe and non-surgical technique is proven to reduce pressure inside the spinal disc and on the spinal nerves, and therefore used to relieve pain and improve the range of movement for a number of conditions including herniated discs.
What does spinal decompression involve?
The patient lies on a specialised table which stretches and flexes the spine in a cyclical motion. Over time this automated rhythm creates a negative vacuum inside the disc, which draws bulging disc material back to where it belongs so the area can heal by itself. This motion can also reduce inflammation of the associated nerve root, which then results in the improvement of numbness, weakness or pins and needles that the patient might be experiencing.
Who can benefit from spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is considered an ideal treatment for back pain due to herniated discs as well as sciatic-like pain running down the lower back and legs. Because the method is so gentle without the need for invasive procedures or medication, it is preferred by many as an alternative to spinal surgery. In fact, this technique is so safe that it is regularly used to aid rehabilitation following back surgery. Spinal decompression has been known to provide relief for those with strains and sprains, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, sacroiliac syndrome and ankylosing spondylitis. The traction-based chiropractic technique is also gentle enough for patients with arthritis and spinal stiffness, and helps to widen the spinal canal in response to spinal stenosis.
Spinal decompression helps when nothing else can
In essence spinal decompression may be able to help you if you have lower back pain, leg pain or restricted movement, although your chiropractor will develop a specialised treatment plan depending on your unique circumstances. We have seen many patients benefit from spinal decompression when other alternatives have failed, and in many cases it has helped patients avoid further surgery while resolving unnecessary pain and discomfort.
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