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What it spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a chiropractic therapy that helps patients who experience chronic pain due to bulging or herniated discs, degeneration, back injuries, and more. 


Spinal decompression is designed to stretch the spine, creating negative space between discs, allowing healing to take place. This method is highly effective in helping patients achieve long-lasting relief from pain, often avoiding surgery and medication. 


How does spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression utilizes a specialized table to slowly stretch and release the spine. This gentle stretching motion creates space within the spinal discs, allowing bulging or herniated tissue to move back into place, allowing healing and long-lasting relief.


During a decompression therapy session, Dr. Smith will strap you into our industry-leading decompression table using a comfortable harness and positioning props. Then he will program your decompression session based on your specific needs and target areas. 


Once the treatment begins, the table will slowly begin to stretch and contract using two independently-moving table tops. Our decompression table uses highly specialized sensors to indicate when your muscles begin to resist the stretch being applied by the table. As your muscles resist, the table lessens the amount of pull resistance. As your muscles relax, the table will slowly begin to stretch again. 

This highly effective therapy only takes about 20 minutes per session. Spinal decompression patients can expect to go through multiple treatments in order to achieve long-lasting relief. 


How is spinal decompression different from inversion?

Spinal decompression is different than inversion therapy because it uses technology to gauge how much resistance pressure should be applied to the spine. The gentle stretch-and-release approach of a decompression table reduces the likelihood of an injury and is often a faster route to relief for many patients.


Smith Chiropractic uses one of the most advanced spinal decompression tables on the market. You can read more about our decompression table here

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