The benefits of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy

Non Surgical Decompression

A component of post-concussion syndrome involves damage to the structures of the neck and spine. This can contribute to neck and head pain. Gentle, controlled traction is effective at addressing the issue in a conservative way. Treatment is typically spaced out over a period of weeks.

Some of the many benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy include:

  • Drug Free
  • Relieves Neck & Head Pain
  • Gentle, comfortable Treatment
  • Non-Invasive

Spinal decompression therapy helps heal damaged discs and reverses dystrophic changes in nerves. Find out more about our effective treatments for spinal injury and traumatic brain injury in Ottawa.

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How spinal decompression therapy Helps

Using specialized equipment to help guide the internal structures of the neck and spine, we can relieve pressure from problem areas, allowing them to heal and reduce pain. Spinal decompression treatment is gentle and adjustable to ensure your comfort. This can also relieve neck pain resulting from poor posture, spine injuries, and more. Many of our patients have found this to be quite helpful.

Spinal decompression therapy takes pressure off the spinal discs. These cushions between the bones in your spine can cause significant pain and discomfort when pressure is too great. Our treatment applies negative pressure in the disc, allowing herniated or bulging discs to retract. The goal is to remove pressure from spinal nerves and other structures. This is all designed to promote healing in the discs by allowing for movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids.

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Spinal decompression & concussions

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Spinal decompression therapy is often recommended for people who suffer from back and or neck pain. It’s a non-surgical and non-drug related treatment for a variety of back pain related to: herniated disks, injured spinal nerve roots, back or neck sciatica, and concussions. Our services at Broadview Spine & Health Centre encompass a holistic approach to concussion treatment – our spine decompression service primarily focuses on individuals who have suffered a concussion. Back pain and neck pain are fairly common symptoms experienced by a majority of individuals who have suffered from a concussion and are dealing with post concussion syndrome.

Through spinal decompression, we can help concussion patients continue their recovery and relieve their back pain by gently manipulating the spine and changing its position. Using a very precise stretching action, we are able to alleviate abnormal pressure on the discs that sit between your vertebrae. By relieving that pressure it will promote increased blood flow to your spinal discs and encourage nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to flow inside. As a result, it will stimulate cell renewal, tissue repair, and long-term healing.

If you have recently suffered from a concussion or are experiencing any other back and neck issues, then our spinal decompression services in Ottawa could be right for you. Contact us today to alleviate your aches and pains!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a procedure that helps take pressure off the spinal discs. Negative pressure is applied on the disc and allows both herniated and bulging discs to retract. Spinal decompression therapy in conjunction with physical therapy is a proven and effective way to relieve pain from low back injuries, herniated discs, persistent neck pain, and other complications related to back pain.

You will feel a gentle pressure on your spine throughout the decompression treatment, but it should be comfortable. After the first treatment, your levels of discomfort or pain should be significantly reduced after getting used to the feeling of decompression. Most patients describe the treatment as a gentle stretching sensation that is felt throughout the back and or hips.

A typical spinal decompression therapy session will last 15-20 minutes and will also include additional physical therapy afterwards. Combined, the entire appointment should take roughly 45 minutes to an hour. The time for treatment varies from one person to the next depending on their condition and needs. With a thorough pre-treatment evaluation, we can determine how long treatments would take and how many you would need. Many of our patients experience substantial relief after just a couple of treatments.

In a nutshell, yes. While traditional traction techniques and spinal decompression therapy have some commonalities, there is a key difference. Spinal decompression therapy actively assesses the way your spine and body react to the therapy. This enables us to make adjustments quickly, on the fly, as opposed to traction which relies on a predetermined setting to run its course. Talk to us today about how spinal decompression therapy can benefit you.

The following conditions could potentially disqualify a patient from receiving spinal decompression therapy treatments:

  • Spinal Fractures
  • Advanced Osteoporosis
  • Metal Implants in the Spine
  • Surgically Repaired Aneurysms

Consult with our team of experts for a thorough evaluation and to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.

Yes and no. While spinal decompression may not directly address the brain, it does address beck and spine issues commonly associated with concussion. This way, by undergoing a holistic approach, we ensure that the entire injury and trauma are part of the recovery program, not just one segment or another. “It’s all connected,” as they say, and treating one symptom while ignoring another doesn’t make sense, does it?

Surgery is an invasive procedure, one that is more and more seen as a ‘last resort’ or something done on an ‘emergency’ basis. Rather than putting your body through the trauma of surgery, we are strong proponents of non-invasive therapies for concussion recovery. These include spinal decompression therapy, a non-invasive, outpatient therapy designed to take pressure off the spinal discs and help support spinal serves and other structures. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a less harsh (some even say gentle) approach to spine healing to reduce pain.

The number of spinal decompression treatments you will ultimately receive depends on numerous factors, most of which having to do with the nature of your spine injury as well as your overall physical condition and medical history. We’ll begin with a comprehensive injury assessment at the Broadview Spine & Health Centre in Ottawa, then set about on a course of treatment that aligns with your needs and goals.

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