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Spinal Decompression Specialist

David Cox, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Little Elm Chiropractic

David Cox, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Little Elm, TX

If you regularly experience back pain due to a herniated disc, consider spinal decompression. The gentle, effective treatment can provide significant relief without the need for surgery. At Little Elm Chiropractic, David Cox, DC, offers spinal decompression to people of all ages. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Little Elm, Texas, call to speak with the administrative staff or use the online booking tool.

Spinal Decompression Q & A

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, nonsurgical treatment that safely manages back pain. It uses a motorized table to gently stretch your spine, relieving pressure and encouraging healthy circulation. 

Relieving pressure on one (or multiple) herniated discs allows them to retract. That takes the pressure off the nerves in your spine and promotes the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids, encouraging your body’s natural healing process.

What types of problems can benefit from spinal decompression?

Little Elm Chiropractic uses spinal decompression to treat a variety of common back problems, including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Posterior facet syndrome (worn spinal joints)
  • Degenerative disc disease

You might also benefit from spinal decompression if you injure one (or several) spinal roots.

What does spinal decompression involve?

Spinal decompression is an in-office procedure that takes between 30-45 minutes. 

At the beginning of your appointment, your Little Elm Chiropractic provider places a special harness around your pelvis and trunk. Next, you lie down on a computer-controlled table. Your provider operates the table using a computer console, adjusting the treatment to your symptoms and needs. 

Each change in the table’s position lightly stretches your back and neck, encouraging circulation and healing. To ensure lasting outcomes, your provider might recommend combining spinal decompression with other treatments like massage therapy, physical therapy, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).

When will I see results from spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a cumulative treatment, meaning your results improve over time. To ensure a positive outcome, Little Elm Chiropractic typically recommends a series of between 20-28 treatments spread over five to seven weeks. Make sure to attend each check-up and follow your provider’s instructions carefully.

Who is a candidate for spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression has a proven track record of success, but it isn’t for everyone. That’s especially true if you have a vertebral fracture, advanced osteoporosis, or metal implants in your spine.

Following an in-office exam and a review of your medical history, the Little Elm Chiropractic team can make treatment recommendations that align with your needs. 

Is spinal decompression safe?

Spinal decompression is safe and usually well-tolerated. It’s normal to experience some mild soreness or stiffness following each treatment session, but any discomfort should subside within 24 hours. In addition, you can limit the pain by taking an over-the-counter medication or applying a bag of ice to the affected area.

To learn more about the benefits of spinal decompression, request an appointment at Little Elm Chiropractic. Call to speak with a member of the administrative team or use the online booking tool.