When we talk about non-surgical decompression of the spine, or back decompression as many call it, we’re talking about gently stretching the spine using a spinal decompression table or motorized traction to alleviate pain and deal with bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs. Through repositioning, pressure is reduced, herniations may retract, and nerves are relieved, restoring proper posture and force to the spine.
At Better Health Alaska we believe in a multi-treatment approach that can incorporate other health providers, as a team. Our decompression treatments involve:
Beforehand we’ll take a quick, targeted x-ray to shed light on the specific source(s) of your issue, rather than a full-body x-ray. Then, for lumbar decompression all Better Health Clinics have a modern DRS machine (the DRX9000). We also use the Chattanooga type of cervical traction machine, as well as manual decompression with a chiropractor.
Back pain and related symptoms, herniated disks, bulging disks, injured/diseased nerve roots, sciatica, degenerated discs, worn spinal joints, and more. If you’re curious whether it’s right for your specific condition, or perhaps a loved one’s condition, feel free to contact one of our friendly staff or speak with one of our chiropractors.
It can be yes, depending on the nature of your spinal or chiropractic needs. If you’ve been in a serious vehicular accident, you may experience some pain lying perfectly flat and having your spine gently stretched. Others almost fall asleep. That being said, remember we’re talking about non-surgical spinal decompression so there’s none of the pain, discomfort or recovery time involved with procedures like a laminectomy, diskectomy, or microdiscectomy.
This is an exceedingly tough question to answer, as it would be regardless of the type of medicine you’re referring to – whether heart surgery or Ayurveda. Does Naturopathy always work for everyone? What we can say for sure is that Better Health Alaska has been around since 1998, and in the last 20 years we’ve seen decompression therapy provide serious benefits for people from all walks of life, careers, and ages. You can see yourself, check out a handful of our patient reviews.
You mean other than pain relief, feeling better and healthier? Again, we’re focused on non-surgical chiropractic decompression, so there’s really no chance of blood clotting, nerve damage, or infection. Also, no anesthesia required. Truth be told, disc decompression isn’t for everyone under the sun. So, if you’re unsure or worried, give us a call and we’ll provide the details pertaining to your specific condition.
As we age, it’s perfectly natural for a structure as complex as our spines to break down under the constant pressures of posture, gravity, and overall muscular activity. We lose some of that watery cushion between vertebrae, get injured, work out really hard, play demanding sports, etc. We live! Spinal decompression helps your body restore spinal fluids, relieve pressure, reduce pain, deal with swollen joints, and tightened muscles.
When you lay down on a chiropractic decompression table in our clinics, there’s no cutting involved. If however your condition is serious enough to warrant more than a spinal decompression machine can offer, for example the removal of osteophytes (bony growths or bone spurs), or vertebra need to be removed, we’ll definitely help you find the provider you need and collaborate after the surgery to help you recover faster with great results!
So glad you asked! Our chiropractic care or spinal decompression, massage therapy, and rehabilitation therapy clinics are easy and conveniently placed around Alaska. Below we’ll break down how to get started with us into three simple options: