Spinal Decompression

Eric Crane, DC -  - Chiropractic Medicine

Mustang Chiropractic

Eric Crane, DC

Chiropractic Medicine & Family Chiropractic located in Mustang, OK

If you suffer from chronic back pain, you know that it can severely affect your quality of life and make even the most mundane task incredibly difficult. Thankfully, Mustang Chiropractic can help. Chiropractor Eric Crane, DC, and his team provide exceptional spinal decompression treatments that can help alleviate your chronic back pain. To get started, request an appointment by calling the office in Mustang, Oklahoma, or booking an appointment online.

Spinal Decompression

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a state-of-the-art treatment the team at Mustang Chiropractic uses to alleviate back pain. It’s a type of motorized traction that relies on special tools to gently stretch out your spine.

Stretching out your spine creates negative pressure in the soft, cushioning discs between your spinal vertebrae, which opens up space for any herniated discs to retract and stop pressing up against your nerve roots and spinal structures. 

Spinal decompression also helps to move oxygen, water, and other nutrient-rich fluids into your discs. This helps to refresh your system and cycle out acids, cations, and the breakdown products of metabolism, all of which contribute to quicker healing in your damaged areas.

What conditions does spinal decompression help?

The experts at Mustang Chiropractic can use spinal decompression to treat a variety of conditions that cause back pain, like: 

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome (spinal joints that are worn out)
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Spinal nerve roots that are diseased or damaged

Spinal decompression is also an excellent treatment for sciatica, which is an irritation of your sciatic nerve, which can cause intense pain and weakness or tingling that radiates down your lower back and through your leg.

If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, spinal decompression offers an effective alternative to pain medications or surgery, which is appealing to many patients. Pain medications only mask your symptoms and do nothing to actually treat the cause of your pain, leaving you dependent on the medications and potentially addicted. Surgery, on the other hand, is highly invasive and frequently risky.

What happens during spinal decompression?

When you get spinal decompression at Mustang Chiropractic, the team puts a harness around your pelvis and torso that attaches to a table controlled by a computer. The team uses that computer to position the table at mathematically precise angles that are designed to carefully stretch out your spine and create negative pressure between your discs. Your doctors design your treatment so that it’s tailored specifically to your unique needs and body. 

The treatment sessions usually take about 30-45 minutes, and you typically need 10-20 sessions spread out over 2-6 weeks.

Alleviate your pain today and schedule a spinal decompression consultation with the team of experts at Mustang Chiropractic. You can book your visit by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.