A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 12 to 20 sessions over four to six weeks. Some conditions require fewer visits; others require more. Many patients report relieving pain and other symptoms during the first treatment sessions, and most experience drastic pain relief after completing the prescribed treatment program. These conditions include herniated, bulging or protruding discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).
It is important for patients to ensure that they are treated on a high-quality spinal decompression table by a physician with years of experience and not on a imitation spinal decompression table to ensure the best results. Always consult your spinal decompression specialist to see if you qualify for spinal decompression therapy. If you experience any pain or numbness while doing spine stretches at home, you should stop doing so immediately and contact a medical professional. After a failed laminectomy or microdiscectomy, patients may still respond favorably to spinal decompression.
Even when physical therapy, chiropractic, pain pills, and injections have failed, most patients still receive drastic pain relief within 4 to 6 weeks of spinal decompression. So how often should you perform spinal decompression? A typical spinal decompression treatment protocol consists of about 12 to 20 sessions over four to six weeks, depending on your particular condition. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc can be relieved with spinal traction and decompression therapy. Decompression is achieved by using a specific combination of tensile force, angle in degree of traction, and varying time to create negative pressure within the spinal cord discs.
The most sought after and notable benefit of spinal decompression therapy is the relief of painful symptoms. In many cases, spinal decompression treatment is not contraindicated (it is discontinued due to the harm it would cause to the patient) for patients who have undergone spinal surgery.