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FAQ's: Spinal Decompression
Michaux Family Chiropractic offers a wide range of chiropractic techniques that are suited to spinal injury, back pain and neck pain. For some, spinal injury or ongoing spinal health issues results in pain that requires the use of spinal decompression. Our frequently asked questions will help determine if you are an ideal candidate to receive spinal decompression.
1. What types of spinal concerns respond to spinal decompression?
Back pain, neck pain, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome and sciatica are the most common health concerns that respond favorably to this type of chiropractic method. Some patients experiencing arthritis may also find this technique provides relief.
2. If I visit Michaux Family Chiropractic for spinal decompression, how soon can I expect to experience preliminary benefit?
Many patients report experiencing relief from neck pain and back within a few visits. Some instances of spinal injury require regular, ongoing spinal decompression treatment depending on the personal degree of injury. Our chiropractor will let you know how many visits will most likely be ideal for your experience.
3. I'm very busy, I wonder if my schedule will allow time for these treatments for my neck pain?
Sessions typically take between 15-20 minutes making it easy for most people to fit spinal decompression into their busy schedules.
4. What will take place during a typical visit?
During your visit you will lay comfortably on a decompression table. Our chiropractor will adjust the equipment according to your personal concerns.
5. Should I anticipate side effects?
While some patients may experience mild muscle spasms, there are no serious side effects that are associated with this type of treatment.
6. How do I know if I am a candidate?
At your spinal exam, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if your neck pain, back pain or spinal injury will respond favorably to spinal decompression or other chiropractic techniques.
7. Will I have to use other techniques to help my back pain either at home or at the office?
Depending on your specific circumstances, adjunct therapies that are performed at home and along with decompression in our office may include massage therapy, ice or hot therapy, neuromuscular re-education and regular spinal adjustments.
8. How does decompression help my spinal health concerns improve?
When compression or arthritis are present, for example, inflammation surrounds vital tissues such as ligaments, tendons and vertebrae. Decompression provides space between vertebrae. This added space allows nutrients to flow to the affected area where they once could not reach. As a result of ongoing decompression, nutrients will continue to help the body heal and inflammation and pain will be reduced.
9. What is one major advantage of using this technique?
We'll give you two! Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, non-drug approach making it attractive and ideal for most people.
We look forward to seeing you for a visit at Michaux Family Chiropractic soon! Call 352-243-7300 to schedule an appointment today!