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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Treatment from Your West Jordan Chiropractor

Back, leg, or neck pain that interferes with enjoying life can be frightening.  Fortunately, patients who visit our Utah Spine & Accident Clinic can look forward to relief.  One important back pain treatment from our West Jordan chiropractor is non-surgical spinal decompression.  This completely natural therapy avoids medication or surgery.

chiropractor explaining how spinal decompression works

Overview of Spinal Decompression

Two types of spinal decompression are available:  surgical and non-surgical.  Our practice utilizes non-surgical decompression.  It can provide relief for:

  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Worn spinal joints
  • Spinal nerves that are diseased or injured
  • Pain in the back or the neck
  • Spinal misalignments

This chiropractic therapy relieves pressure on spinal nerves and other structures.  Patients lie on a motorized table as our doctor adjusts movement and customizes the treatment.  Table movements change force and position to alternate between stretching and relaxing the patient’s spine. 

One benefit is increasing the efficiency of the way nutrients enter a disc, which boosts self-healing.  The alternating pressure created can also force bulging contents to resume their correct placement inside a herniated disc. 

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression in West Jordan

Pain relief thanks to non-surgical spinal decompression begins with an initial consultation with our West Jordan chiropractor.  The initial visit includes a physical examination, exploration of symptoms, discussion or health history, and any necessary testing.  After a diagnosis of the cause of the patient’s discomfort, our doctor prepares a customized treatment plan.  Spinal decompression is an effective back pain treatment for relieving many patients’ complaints.

We offer this convenient therapy on an outpatient basis.  With a special harness around the hips and connected to a motorized table, the patient reclines while our doctor uses a computer to adjust table movement.  The therapy alternatively creates traction and relaxation modes as the doctor directs the table to move in opposing directions.

Spinal decompression therapy is not appropriate for every patient.  The most frequent contraindications include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Multiple surgeries that failed to cause pain improvement
  • Broken vertebrae
  • Prior failed surgery on the back
  • A spinal fusion
  • Presence of an artificial disc or other implant in the spine

Conditions such as a spinal tumor or ankylosing spondylitis that comprise spinal integrity are also contraindications.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in West Jordan, UT

Pain doesn’t have to prevent you from leading the lifestyle you love.  Our West Jordan chiropractor, Dr. Elizabeth Draney, helps patients of all ages from Bountiful to Provo.  Whether you’ve suffered an auto accident injury or need chiropractic or massage therapy for other discomfort, our experts can help you get relief.  Be sure to call our Utah Spine & Accident Clinic today at 801-280-2548 to schedule your appointment.




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