It's the first question that all patient's ask: "Is Spinal Decompression Painful"? It's an obvious question due to the majority of patients that need decompression are already in a great deal of pain. But before we discuss comfort, spinal decompression therapy should be briefly explained.
Spinal decompression is FDA approved and is a non-chiropractic and non-surgical therapy that relieves different types of back pain or problems associated with disc injuries such as pinched nerves, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, including sciatica. An acute injury, poor posture, etc can cause your vertebrae to compress your discs or to slip out of alignment which furthermore applies uncomfortable pressure to your discs. This is also perpetuated by the fact that the compressed disc restricts the movement and flow of nutrients which is needed for healing.
Traditional treatments include invasive methods such as surgery and chiropractic adjustments. However, utilizing the DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression machine can provide gentle decompression of the problem disc. The therapy works in small increments. As the Medical Professional Physician straps the patient in, the table slowly moves and applies a distraction force to the targeted compressed disc. A computer controls this force between periods of relaxation. This movement gently elongates and pulls the spine apart creating a small vacuum between vertebrae which then pulls the disc back into shape. After a few visits, the disc reshapes itself and allows the proper flow of nutrients which fights off future injuries.
The DRX 9000 is designed and built for comfort. During the thirty minute treatments, most patients relax, listen to music and sometimes simply fall asleep. But since the treatment is physical, there might be a bit of soreness afterwards. Add more info below if it applies.