Spinal Decompression

If back pain is a chronic issue in your life, Dr. Jason Pellegrim and the team at Wellistics Conditioning Center in Metairie and Kenner, LA, offer spinal decompression and more to bring you relief.

Quick Guide to Spinal Decompression

When you’re living with chronic back pain, there’s a good chance that it’s caused by a bulging or herniated disc. It’s also likely that your disc issue has led to nerve compression, which can make the pain and suffering even worse. Fortunately, chiropractors like Dr. Pellegrim at Wellistics Conditioning Center of Metairie and Kenner, LA, offer spinal decompression to get to the root of these issues.

How Does Decompression Therapy Work, Exactly?

This technique uses a special table that is controlled by a computer. The patient lies down on the table and the computer causes the table to make very slow, targeted movements. These movements create a gentle stretch in the spinal column that separates the vertebrae.

What Benefits Does It Provide?

As your spinal column is stretched, it creates space and a vacuum-like effect. This effect pulls bulging or herniated discs back into their proper position. If the disc is herniated, it also pulls any inner filling back in that has escaped. As the discs and filling are pulled back in, they relieve pressure on the surrounding nerves.

Additionally, the vacuum effect pulls healing nutrients to the spine. These help replenish the discs so that they can act as the cushion the body needs them to be.

Is It Painful?

Decompression therapy is a very gentle process that patients tend to find very relaxing. Your decompression plan will be tailored to your needs, so you should not feel any pain at all. However, as with any type of treatment, if you do feel any pain or discomfort, it’s important to let your provider know immediately. The treatment might need to be modified for greater comfort.

How Often Will I Need Decompression Therapy to Feel Relief?

The number of sessions you need will depend specifically on your needs. You might need anywhere from one to three sessions per week for four to eight weeks. However, depending on your condition and the results, you could need more or fewer. Your chiropractor will combine decompression therapy with other effective methods to help you heal as quickly as possible.

Learn more about spinal decompression and whether it’s right for you by visiting Dr. Pellegrim at Wellistics Conditioning Center of Metairie and Kenner, LA. Call (504) 224-8400 to schedule an appointment today. 

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