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Frequently Asked Questions

Spinal Decompression FAQs

Answered by Our Westport Chiropractors

At Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we are here to treat you effectively while ensuring you have a comfortable and pleasant experience. Our expert chiropractors will work to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have about our spinal decompression treatment. As this is one of the safest and most effective treatment methods for relieving pain and discomfort, you may benefit from it greatly. If you have any questions about it at all, please refer to our FAQs below. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please contact us and speak with one of our knowledgeable chiropractors in Westport.

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What Does this Treatment Process Entail?

Each treatment session usually lasts anywhere from 25 to 30 minutes wherein you will relax comfortably on one of our specially-designed, padded beds. You will then be placed and secured into position using a lower and upper body harness. The treatment will then commence and spinal decompressive forces applied to your spine will alternate between a minimum and maximum amount of force. Throughout this 18-phase treatment, many patients choose to relax by listening to music, watching a DVD, and even taking a nap. You will experience no pain and many patients feel significant improvements in their condition almost immediately.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Treatment?

In our experience, the patients who benefit most from this safe and effective treatment are those who are suffering from sciatica, bulging discs, and herniated discs, as well as those who have facet syndrome or degenerative disc disease. However, this versatile treatment method has shown to be exceedingly useful to treat a vast range of back-related health conditions. If you believe that spinal decompression may be useful for treating your back, please contact us today and schedule a free consultation where our chiropractors will evaluate your situation and see if this method is right for you.

What Can I Expect During the Course of Treatment?

You may experience very light side effects with this type of treatment that do not exceed anything past mild muscle soreness. This is a safe, noninvasive form of therapy so you can expect it to be entirely pain-free. The feeling after the therapy may be similar to trying out a new exercise program. Most patients who undergo spinal decompression find the whole process to be comfortable, pleasant, and relaxing, as many of them are able to nap throughout. During the course of the treatment, which lasts anywhere from 25 to 30 minutes, many patients experience gentle stretching in their lumbar spine. Therapies that may be used in conjunction with this type of treatment include cold laser therapy, ultrasound, and/or electrical muscle stimulation. You may also be prescribed the use of a lumbar support belt and/or exercise in order to make the spinal decompression treatment even more effective.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

At Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we vary the frequency and amount of treatments, depending on the individual needs of each patient. This is because some patients’ anatomies respond best to more treatments whereas others respond best to less. However, in general, we work to treat patients as frequently as possible for two weeks, slightly less for the following two weeks, and slightly less than that for the following two weeks. This is done in order to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. We personalize our therapy treatments for every patient so that they can optimally benefit from specially-designed treatment programs. With us, we treat each and every patient with the respect and attention they need and deserve.

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