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Spinal Decompression Therapy Shown to Be Effective at Improving Pain, Disability and More

Written By Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness on June 10, 2021

Spinal DecompressionStatistics show that 80% of adults will experience lumbar pain at least once in their lifetime, many of these due to one or more herniated discs. A recent study showed that spinal decompression therapy and general traction therapy both improved pain, disability, and the ability to raise a straight leg in patients with disc herniation. 

At Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Duluth, we offer non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, a safe, effective and non-invasive method of helping your body correct and recover from a bulging or herniated disc.

The Research On Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

In a journal article in Orthopedic Technology Review titled “Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression”, results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms while 84% of patients remained pain free 90 days post treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.

And in a small non-randomized study in Anaesthesiology News reported of the 23 patients who responded to therapy, 52% had a pain level of zero, 91% were able to resume their normal daily activities, and 87% were either working or were retired without having back pain as the cause of retirement.

Decompression therapy allows your body maneuver a bulging or herniated disc back in place and promotes better blood flow. The spine doesn’t get a huge blood supply; decompression counters this, allowing for more nutrients to reach your spine and promote a healing environment.

Optimal blood flow is critical to maintaining a healthy spine and helping you avoid the need for surgery (which often fails to provide any type of pain relief).

Get Safe, Effective Spinal Decompression in Duluth

Dr. Trujillo is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives by combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. The Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness Center is committed to bringing you back to better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.

Each spinal decompression session lasts just about 30 minutes. The course of therapy typically involves about 20 treatment sessions, with most patients experiencing relief within 6 sessions. 

Have questions or are interested in starting your journey toward wellness? Give us a call at (770) 495-3444 or go online and fill out our contact form.


Posted In: Chiropractic Low Back Pain Treatment Spinal Decompression