Spinal Decompression in Anchorage, AK
Do you suffer from back pain? Anchorage Spinal Care can help!
We’ve been serving the community for over 40 years, and we can’t wait to help you as well. We’re on top of the latest chiropractic research so we can offer you the best back pain treatment and neck pain treatment options available for your chiropractic needs.
For example, back pain is a common complaint we treat regularly. We can use spinal decompression, a gentle and nonsurgical means of therapy, to treat your pain quickly and effectively.
Let us help you decide what treatment is right for you.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Decompression therapy is a nonsurgical spinal treatment that uses a motorized table to gently stretch the spine. It relieves pressure on your vertebrae and the spinal discs between them. This also relieves tension on your nerves and muscles, easing pain.
Chiropractors can use decompression to treat the following conditions:
Neck or back pain
Herniated disk or degenerative disk disease
Sciatica or damaged spinal nerves
Worn down spinal joints
Spinal adjustments like decompression shouldn’t be painful and require no anesthesia. It can be completed in several half-hour sessions at our offices, and in some cases, these sessions may be covered by your insurance company.
While most people are candidates for decompression treatment, some are not. Specifically, you won’t be a good candidate if you’ve had spinal surgery in the past, or if you currently have osteoporosis or tumors near the spine.
How Does Spinal Decompression Treat Back Pain?
Spinal decompression is a treatment for back pain designed to help relieve pressure on your spine and redistribute spinal fluids.
You may need up to 20 or 30 treatments, depending on the treatment plan you develop with the chiropractor. During each treatment, you’ll lay on your back or stomach on the table. You’ll be fitted with a harness around your hips and the chiropractor will begin your specialized treatment.
The table will move back and forth, gently stretching your spine. Some patients find it soothing.
Depending on your treatment plan, your decompression session might be preceded by another treatment, like heat therapy, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound stimulation.
If your life is hindered by back pain and you’re wondering if spinal decompression might be the right back pain treatment for you, please stop by or call for a consultation.