Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating. In the past, surgery was the only answer. However, today we have advanced technology that is highly successful at helping us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.

Using this computer technology and the decompression machine, we are able to create a highly custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. The computer program is run and supervised by a member of our highly trained staff. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in rotation Over time, this separates the vertebrae creating a vacuum­-like effect that pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the spinal disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the surrounding nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving such a herniated disc will cause that pain to vanish.

Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment takes about twenty minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week and are typically finished with treatment within eight weeks.

If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous pain medications that just cover up the problem, our spinal decompression treatment will help you find the lasting pain relief you deserve. Contact Total Health and Injury Specialist in Decatur today to find out if spinal decompression is the right treatment for you.