Spinal Decompression FAQs

Our team here at Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC in New Albany is happy to provide answers to your spinal decompression questions. Chiropractic treatment is highly effective for many conditions, such as sciatica. Upon arriving at your appointment, other questions that you may have will be answered by our chiropractor.


What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is also called non-surgical decompression therapy. It is an advanced, computerized technology that is beneficial in treating pain linked to nerve and disc issues. This is a treatment that is painless and is an alternative for those who may need to undergo back surgery.

What does spinal decompression treat?

Spinal decompression treats a variety of symptoms resulting from:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative discs
  • Post-surgical pain and many others

How does spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression uses a specific level of force to create a negative pressure between discs of the spinal cord. In other words, the spine is gently pulled and stretched in intervals. This results in an influx of healing nutrients to otherwise hard to access areas. It also relieves pressure from pinched nerves and allows damaged spinal discs to heal.

What can I expect during treatments?

You will be instructed to lie on a decompression table. You will then have a harness attached to your hips to allow your knees to be kept in position during treatment. Our chiropractor will then apply the appropriate level of traction that is needed to gently stretch your spine. Sessions typically do not last longer than 30 minutes.

How long does it typically take to see results?

Following the first session, you may begin to see results immediately. However, you may need anywhere between 15 and 20 sessions to see complete results. These sessions should be spread across four to six weeks, depending on the needs of each patient. By the end of your last session, any pain from a pinched nerve, sciatica, and bulging or herniated disc should subside.

Is this treatment safe for me?

Our doctor will go over your medical history with you and determine if you are indeed a good candidate for spinal decompression. Women who are pregnant or patients who have suffered broken vertebrae are not good candidates for spinal decompression.

Call Today to Schedule Your First or Next Appointment for Spinal Decompression

Give us a call here at Rasmussen Chiropractic LLC today to schedule your appointment. We are located in New Albany.


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