Spinal Decompression FAQs in Vacaville

Spinal Decompression FAQs in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA Disc Issues

Spinal decompression is a revolutionary treatment that helps relieve pressure from the spinal cord, especially when it caused neck and lower back pain symptoms from bulging, degenerated, herniated, and slipped discs. Since this is a treatment that everyone is not too familiar with, we have compiled some common questions by people regarding it. Read on the following information if you want to make yourself more familiar with everything about spinal decompression in Vacaville.

What does spinal decompression treat?

Spinal decompression can treat back pain symptoms caused by:

  • Bulging discs
  • Degenerative discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Post-surgical pain and many more…

What is the treatment like?

At the start of each session, you will be fitted with a harness that can provide you with optimal decompression of the neck or lower back. You should not worry one bit because the treatment process is safe and relaxing. During your spinal decompression session, you will experience a slow lengthening of the spine as your discs start to be decompressed and relieved of pressure. There are some patients with extensively injured discs who have reported experiencing some mild discomfort during the first few treatment sessions, but it starts to slowly subside after subsequent visits. Each treatment session would last for about 30 minutes, depending on the severity of the condition.

What is the typical treatment protocol?

Each spinal decompression treatment would have around 12 to 20 sessions over 4 to 6 weeks. However, this depends on the condition since some require fewer visits while some require more. The majority of patients have reported experiencing relief from the symptoms during the first few treatment sessions, and most felt total pain relief after they have completed their prescribed treatment program.

How long do I have to undergo spinal decompression after seeing the results?

According to studies, the overall success rate of spinal decompression is around 80%. This success rate is very good since most patients have tried other treatments with minimal or no relief, are at least a 6/10 mVAS pain level, and have felt the pain for more than 6 weeks. About 20% of patients will start feeling relief after their first week of treatment. Around 40% of patients will feel significant relief within 2 to 3 weeks while the remaining 20% will have significant relief between 4 to 6 weeks. Less than 20% will experience little to no relief, with a very rare chance that a patient will get worse.

Is spinal decompression safe for patients who have had spinal surgery?

Many cases of spinal decompression treatment are not contra-indicated for patients that have had spinal surgery. In fact, many patients who have failed back surgery have found success after undergoing spinal decompression. Patients who have failed laminectomy or microdiscectomy may still respond favorably to spinal decompression. However, having more than 3 laminectomies can lower the success rate of the treatment. If a patient has had surgical fusion with rods, screws, or any type of hardware, then they may not qualify for spinal decompression at all. Just make sure to consult with your spinal decompression specialist first to know your qualification for the therapy.

If you need more help on this topic or want to undergo the treatment yourself, then you can visit our clinic at Absolute Integrative Physical Medicine in Vacaville, CA. Just make sure to call us at (707) 474-5688 to secure yourself an appointment.


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8:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 7:00pm

8:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 7:00pm

8:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 7:00pm




Absolute Integrative Physical Medicine

1490 Alamo Drive Suite B
Vacaville, CA 95687

(707) 474-5688