Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

Spinal decompression therapy use the same basic principle of spinal traction that has been offered by medical professionals for years.

Both traction and spinal decompression are applied with the goals of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating or herniated discs.

Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy applied to the spine in an attempt to bring about several theoretical benefits including:

Create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material.
Create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc.

Non-surgical spinal decompression uses a therapeutic table that is connected to a computer, to electronically stretch and decompress your injured spinal structures. While lying on a table a padded harness gently seperates a targeted spinal area.

Prior to beginning treatments, we evaluate you to determine if you are a candidate. Your history, x-rays, CT/ MRI scans if available are reviewed. If you are a candidate for spinal decompressionan indivual treatment program is designed for your condition.

If you are a candidate for spinal decompressionan indivual treatment program is designed for your condition.

Every treatment program is different however most people will feel some immediate relief of the pressure in the area where your pain exists within the first few sessions. This specialized therapy combined with our spinal rehabilitative program can help you get out of pain and prevent spinal surgery. Come in for a free consultation to see if this therapy is right for you. 

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Belltown Spine & Wellness, an integrated health and spinal rehabilitation center, has helped thousands of people over the past 22 years regain their health and vitality through their natural, integrated approach to health and wellness in the greater Seattle area. Our services, which include chiropractic, spinal rehabilitation, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and medical weight-loss are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals. Our signature 4-step program is specifically designed to help patients recover from neck and back pain chronic conditions. This system, created by Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness draws on the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.


Belltown Spine & Wellness
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