Did you know that approximately 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time? Although incredibly common, back pain can significantly interfere with your quality of life and prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. If you’ve tried various treatments to ease your symptoms without any luck, spinal decompression therapy is worth considering. At Easley Spine and Disc in Easley, South Carolina, Adam Gentry, DC, EP, regularly performs nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy using the DOC system. To learn more, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is a safe, effective treatment method that uses motorized traction to assist in the relief of back pain. The DOC system works to stretch your spinal column gently, easing pressure on your spinal discs.
When performed by a qualified chiropractor like Dr. Adam Gentry, spinal decompression therapy helps retract your herniated discs, while relieving pressure on the nerves and soft tissues in your spinal column. Additionally, spinal decompression therapy encourages the flow of oxygen, nutrients, and water to your spinal column, which helps promote your body’s natural healing processes.
It’s thought that spinal decompression therapy provides relief for a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including:
You might also benefit from spinal decompression therapy if you’re suffering from sciatica, a painful condition that occurs as a result of your sciatic nerve becoming compressed or irritated.
Dr. Gentry performs nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy on-site at his comfortable, welcoming office. Before treatment, Dr. Gentry places two harnesses on your body — one around your pelvis and the other around your torso.
Dr. Gentry then asks you to lie face down or up on the computer-controlled DOC system table. Dr. Gentry operates the table via a control panel and develops a treatment plan to align with your specific needs.
The number of spinal decompression therapy sessions you’ll need depends on the severity and underlying cause of your symptoms. However, Dr. Gentry typically recommends a series of 20-28 treatments over the course of five to seven weeks. He might also recommend complementary treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments or deep tissue laser therapy before or after each session.
Spinal decompression therapy is safe and well-tolerated by most patients, but certain conditions may disqualify you from treatment, including spinal fractures, spinal tumors, or advanced osteoporosis. Following an in-office consultation and review of your medical history, Dr. Gentry can determine whether or not you’re a good candidate.
Relief from back pain isn’t just an elusive dream; it’s possible. Request a spinal decompression therapy appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.