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Spinal Decompression in Calgary SW

person on decompression tableSpinal decompression is a gentle stretching procedure using a computerized spinal decompression table to help relieve back and neck pain from disc herniations, disc bulges, facet injury, pinched nerves, spinal degeneration, and osteoarthritis.

It creates spaces between the vertebrae, providing room for the nerves and disc which causes pressure relief on the nerves and surrounding tissues. Spinal decompression is different from inversion tables and traction.

Is Spinal Decompression Painful?

The treatments are gentle and relaxing, some patients with extensive disc trauma may experience mild discomfort during their the first few treatment sessions, but the majority of patients will experience relief of their symptoms. You control your treatment, so if you feel any discomfort, a patient safety switch allows you to stop the treatment at any time. Patients usually will feel relief after 2-3 sessions.

Long-Lasting Benefits

Spinal decompression becomes more effective over the course of continuous treatments. Some patients can experience pain relief lasting up to a year. Every patient will experience a thorough history and examination before a treatment plan is discussed. A typical spinal decompression treatment may look like this for example. Treatment sessions at 2 times per week for 4-5 weeks.

What It Helps

  • Chronic and severe back and neck pain
  • Disc Injury-herniated and bulges
  • Facet Syndromes
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Arm and/or Leg pain

What to Expect

During the treatment, you should feel no pain. After the treatment some patients can experience an improvement with their symptoms immediately; sometimes it may take several sessions; on average patients experience relief from 3-4 sessions. Spinal decompression therapy will last 20-25 mins, 2 times per week for 3-4 weeks for example. Specific and customized treatment plans are discussed following an initial history and examination of your condition. Chronic and severe injuries can have a longer treatment plan, everyone is different.

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At Center For Healthy Living our goal is to reduce your pain and improve your spinal function so that you may return to a happier lifestyle; life is too short to be in constant pain unless you love pain? If you don’t love pain then book your appointment today!


Spinal Decompression in Calgary SW AB | (403) 769-0093