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While still relatively unknown, we do every so often have individuals presenting to our practice asking for spinal decompression therapy asking whether it can help their situation. Given this, we would take this opportunity to discuss spinal decompression therapy.

If you  are looking for decompression treatment in Melbourne then do some research on it yourself, or give us a call and ask to speak to one of our Chiropractors about it today.

So what is spinal decompression therapy?

This treatment involves applying a stretch or traction to the spinal joints using a mechanically-assisted machine.

The stretch is slow and gradual, building pressure slowly overtime. The chiropractors are trained to know how much tension to set on the machine for your treatment. You are also given a precautionary button so you can stop the machine for any reason.

Particular cases that may seek this type of treatment include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Muscle tension and stiffness

If you’re concerned that spinal decompression is not suitable for you, feel free to call our Chiropractors via 1300 123 365 and discuss your clinical complaint.

Is There Evidence To Support Spinal Decompression?

To-date, there is a lack of clinical trials and treatment comparisons for spinal decompression.  Further research should be performed, comparing spinal decompression to treatments such as exercise as well as Chiropractic/Osteopathy/Physiotherapy techniques.

What Does A Spinal Decompression Session Involve?

Typically, individuals present for spinal decompression having suffered lower back or neck complaints. There is no need to remove clothing during a session. All individuals are asked to lie on the mechanical decompression table, where a small strap is placed around the pelvis (low back issues)  to ensure all movement is generated through the spine and not the pelvis. Various table models use a client lying face up or face down. You may receive treatment lying face up or face down (dependent upon their table model and design). While the machine is working, a rhythmic type motion and stretch will be felt in the spine. For treatment on neck issues; the device is strapped under the base of your head on the neck

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