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Herniated, bulging and ruptured discs often cause patients debilitating pain. They also commonly cause tingling, numbness and weakness that interfere with normal daily activities. For many people suffering from damaged discs, nonsurgical spinal decompression is a safe and effective alternative to prescription medications and surgical procedures.
At Denver Physical Medicine, we are proud to provide our patients with Denver spinal decompression.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Your discs are made of a spongy material that acts as a cushion between the bones that make up your spine. They are filled with a squishy material, and when the discs are injured, this material can bulge outward and put pressure on the spinal nerves.
Spinal decompression alleviates the symptoms of bulging discs by slowly and gently decompressing and lengthening the spine. This creates a vacuum inside the discs which helps draw the extruded material back into the disc, relieving the pain of pinched nerves. The negative pressure created when decompressing the spine also allows nutrients, fluids and oxygen to flow into the disc and create a better healing environment.
What to Expect
The protocol for spinal decompression therapy usually consists of 12 to 20 sessions over the course of four to six weeks. However, the exact course of treatment varies depending on your condition and its severity. Many patients experience significant symptom relief within the first few visits.
Spinal decompression is not painful, and most patients report feeling a gentle pulling sensation. We may recommend additional physical therapy or lifestyle counseling to ensure the best possible outcome, and it is important to follow your physical therapist’s instructions carefully.
Denver Spinal Decompression
For patients suffering from the painful and debilitating symptoms of bulging and herniated discs, spinal decompression is a safe and effective means of finding relief. Denver Physical Medicine is proud to provide this revolutionary treatment for our patients. To learn more about Denver physical therapy or to schedule an appointment for Denver spinal decompression, please call us now at 303-757-7280.