Back pain can be one of the most debilitating pains and can occur for several reasons. Spinal decompression involves alleviating the pressure that has built up inside and around the discs in the back, located between each vertebra. Common issues, such as bad posture, can create pressure in this area. If you live in or around Omaha, NE, visit Millard Family Chiropractic and Wellness to experience the benefits of spinal decompression and other forms of chiropractic care.
Healing begins as soon as the first session. Each session with Dr. Millard will last about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how severe your pain is and should be done between 15 to 30 times over six weeks. A harness is used to stretch the spine gently, which opens up the area and releases the pressure to allow more fluids and oxygen to flow thus providing pain relief.
There is no need for drugs or surgery for this procedure, so spinal decompression is a safer alternative to many other treatment processes. The chances of injury during the process are almost zero so you shouldn’t have any anxiety during the procedure.
It’s a painless treatment. During the session, a chiropractor puts a harness around your hips while in position and moves vertically to stretch the spine. The treatment is often considered to be quite relaxing.
Compared to surgery, spinal decompression can be a much better option because it has faster recovery time and costs less. Spinal surgery may cost you thousands of dollars depending on your insurance. Spinal decompression allows for full recovery along with no medication. You also don’t need to take time off of work due to a long recovery.
The side effects of spinal decompression may include slight pain or minor muscle spasms but this is usually rare. Spinal surgery can include infections, a negative reaction to drugs, heart attack, nerve damage, or bleeding. Given the relative side effects, many people choose spinal decompression.
If you are interested in spinal decompression in Omaha, NE, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sherrie Thompson, Dr. Christie Ordal, or Dr. Erin Komp, at Millard Family Chiropractic and Wellness. Call our West Omaha office at (402) 934-7557 or our Papillion office at (402) 934-4484 to book an appointment.