Comprehensive Guide to Decompression Therapy


At Healthsprout Chiropractic and Wellness, our team of dedicated chiropractic and wellness professionals has been providing decompression therapy for the residents of Woodstock, GA, for years.


Understanding Decompression Therapy


Decompression therapy is a form of treatment that helps relieve pressure in vertebrae and discs, reduces nerve pain caused by compression, and can help the body heal from injury. Decompression therapy is often used for back injuries or any other condition where pressure on the spine has been building up over time.


Dr. Eric Richards can do this type of therapy at many different levels. At the same time, he moves your spine around an inch at a time. Chiropractors who provide adjustments using their hands or instruments like decompression tables or traction devices, physical therapists who use various exercises to reduce discomfort in the lower back area. Even doctors who prescribe medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs can reduce inflammation and pain. However, pharmacological interventions pose several side effects and disadvantages.


Decompression therapy is a type of treatment that helps address various back problems, including sciatica and herniated discs. This form of care uses a table in which the patient lies on their back. The patient is strapped in, and the table will pull or decompress the spine at the specified levels, at a specific weight of pulling, and a certain amount of time.


Decompression therapy can be an effective alternative to other forms of care for patients suffering from conditions such as sciatica and herniated discs. This form of care can help provide relief by decompressing the spine under pressure. Dr. Richards will assess what needs adjusting before making any adjustments involving gentle movements explicitly designed to help relieve chronic pain symptoms experienced in a person's neck, upper back, lower back, or hips.


Spinal decompression is a standard procedure used to treat back pain and other symptoms that can arise from damaged or herniated disks. It may also be helpful with the following conditions:

  • bulging discs,

  • spinal stenosis,

  • degenerative disk disease,

  • injured nerve roots (radiculopathy), and

  • sciatica.


In contrast, to compression therapy, Healthsprout Chiropractic and Wellness does not limit their chiropractors in treating merely the mentioned conditions. Through proper assessment and health evaluation, Dr. Richards can provide other chiropractic treatments to address any health conditions. With decompression therapy, any adjustments or maneuvers involving gentle movements are explicitly designed to help provide relief and improve overall health for patients experiencing pain in their neck, upper back, lower back, or hips.


Benefits of Decompression Therapy

Decompression therapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on the spine and back. Dr. Richards can use it to treat various pain conditions, including sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. Furthermore, the following are some of the benefits of receiving decompression therapy:


  • Decompression therapy is a form of conservative care that helps bring relief from chronic pain to the patient.

  • Decompression therapy sessions are fast and can be done in one visit instead of other forms of treatment such as surgery which may require multiple visits with an increase in cost.

  • When the vertebrae are decompressed and gently stretched, fluid is allowed to flow back into them. As this happens, a vacuum effect occurs inside discs as they are separated from one another by gentle stretching--pulling some of the spinal water that has leaked out due to compression with it.

  • Non-surgical spinal decompression can help relieve pain and restore more natural function by reducing the pressure on your spine.

  • Spinal decompression is safe chiropractic treatment for all ages.

  • Reduces nerve pain caused by compression and can help the body heal from injury.

  • Spinal decompression therapy has the potential to prevent or postpone spinal surgery, including fusions and discectomy. In fact, many of our patients are surprised by how well this non-surgical treatment alleviates their lower back pain. Some patients even experience relief after just one session; however, ongoing care is typically required for optimal benefits!

  • Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, relatively painless method of treatment. It lasts for about 45 minutes and has been known to provide relief in as little as one session! This innovative technique might be your best bet if you are looking to avoid surgery while still experiencing tremendous benefits from the procedure.

  • Spinal decompression therapy is an innovative procedure that helps relieve pressure on your spine by relaxing and laying down. If you are in any pain, a pillow under your knees will help make the experience more comfortable. This technique also promotes fluid circulation so nutrients can reach damaged or diseased areas of the body much more accessible than before!


What Happens During Decompression Therapy Session?

One of our chiropractors will assess your condition before determining where adjustments need to be made. They will mainly focus on pressure points or areas where there seems to be discomfort caused by muscle spasms, tightness, or strained joints due to constant strain over time without adequate rest between activities. Once the assessment has been completed, they would use gentle movements explicitly designed to relieve chronic pain.


The Decompression machine gently massages the patient's back in a controlled decompressing motion. The harness is fitted to each individual, and they lay down on the table where it will be programmed for an extended treatment of up to 45 minutes.


Patients can also use their discretion with a safety switch if necessary. Still, many patients find that this appliance helps them relax more efficiently than traditional methods like massage therapy or chiropractic care.


Decompression therapy is a pain management technique that is both effective and comfortable with minimal discomfort. With only 30 minutes of treatment per session, it lasts for 20-25 sessions over four weeks or six weeks, depending on the needs of the patient. There's about a 71% success rate in reducing any given person's chronic back problems by decompressing their spine through gentle tractioning techniques as well as exercise programs designed specifically for each case study they have reviewed thus far.


Decompression Therapy in Healthsprout Chiropractic and Wellness

Our goal is to provide you with relief from pain so that your body can heal itself naturally without medication, surgery, or other invasive therapies. Decompression Therapy works on the principle of restoring proper joint range of motion, which reduces muscle tension and alleviates nerve pressure at the point where they connect to the spinal cord. It has been proven effective for relieving back, neck pain, sciatica (pain radiating down one leg), headaches/migraines, and more!


We use chiropractic techniques because it's much faster than waiting for your next appointment with us by utilizing the studies performed and skills learned during training.


Our chiropractors can accomplish this by sitting in the right chair with a pillow under your head to allow for an upward tilt of your neck to release pressure on nerves as you stretch out both legs for relief from sciatic pain. To reduce back pain while driving, we recommend that you sit up tall without slouching or leaning forward too much, which will decrease upper body tension and increase trunk stability. With proper ergonomics, you can prevent severe complications from developing.


We have seen great success reducing anxiety through decompression therapy because it provides quick stress relief, promotes relaxation, balances moods and energy levels due to oxygenation enhancement during treatment sessions.


Our goal is to provide you with relief from pain so that your body can heal and function at its best. Decompression therapy is a branch of chiropractic that helps to decompress your spine, which relieves pressure on nerves in the neck or lower back. Sometimes this can also help with pain caused by inflammation from arthritis or other conditions affecting joints such as fibromyalgia, tendonitis, and bursitis. We are committed to providing you relief from chronic health problems so you can live your life without limitations!


After a long day, your body and brain need time to decompress. Dr. Richards' decompression therapy is an innovative approach that helps the body relax after stressful events or repetitive movements like working on computers all day and addressing more specific conditions. To learn how Healthsprout Chiropractic and Wellness can help with decompression therapy for stress relief, contact us today!