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Spinal Decompression in Frisco TX

spine close upWhether you have severe back pain or a bulging or herniated disc, you want effective and lasting relief, and you want to achieve it safely. Many people with disc problems are told they’ll need surgery or prescribed painkillers, both of which can be risky.

At Venn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we offer spinal decompression, a non-surgical, drug-free option to address your pain or disc issue. This therapy is an excellent alternative for those seeking relief.

How Does It Work?

Spinal decompression is a way to create a gentle traction on the spine, which is a low force stretch in a very specific direction. We’re trying to take pressure and force off the spinal disc. The objective is to help the disc heal as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In many cases, the stretch created with the traction can increase mobility and function of the joint if it’s been stuck for a long time. The other aspect of the therapy is that the traction creates a negative pressure within the disc. If you have a herniated or bulging disc, the therapy allows the herniation or bulge to be sucked back in. That negative pressure pulls in nutrients, blood flow, and everything else required to accelerate the healing process of the disc.

Am I a Candidate?

Generally speaking, if you’re a chiropractic patient then you already have a spinal misalignment or disc problem that could be helped by decompression. “By combining chiropractic care with spinal decompression, we take the amazing benefits of the adjustment and make the healing happen faster and more efficiently,” said Dr. Venn and Dr. Strunk.

What to Expect

Dr. Venn will perform a thorough exam and take X-rays to see the true condition of your spine and determine the health of your discs. The results of the X-rays will let us know if you’re a candidate for decompression. If you are, we will discuss your goals, and Dr. Venn will put together a treatment plan with you that includes chiropractic care and spinal decompression.

We will lay you on the decompression table. Depending on which part of the spine we want to work on (the neck or lower back), we will hook you up to a strap that supports that part of the body. The strap is connected to a computer system, and we put in a very specific amount of time and pressure that’s individualized to meet your goals.

There are several stages to a session, and the machine exerts the pressure to create the traction. After your session, you should feel looser (and in some cases lighter) or have a better range of motion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is not a candidate for spinal decompression?

Those who had any fracture or spinal surgery that included the placement of metal rods would not be a candidate.

Is it painful?

No, not at all. In fact, most people feel relaxed during their sessions.

How long is the first visit?

Please allow 15-20 minutes for your initial visit, which includes getting set up on the table, the decompression session, and getting unhooked.

How long till I start seeing results?

While you may experience some improvement after one treatment, we view decompression like an exercise program. If you want to achieve a result with exercise, whether you’re seeking to lose weight or get stronger, a single workout won’t cut it. You’ll need to go through a program to see a change. Generally, we recommend a minimum of 15 sessions to see some change occur.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We want to help you get out of pain and back to enjoying your favorite activities in life!

Spinal Decompression Frisco TX | (972) 668-9200