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Spinal Decompression Specialist

Elite Spine and Health Center -  - Chiropractic

Elite Spine and Health Center

Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX

If you experience chronic back or neck pain and at-home treatments don’t provide relief, consider spinal decompression. This noninvasive procedure takes less than an hour and can significantly reduce uncomfortable symptoms. At Elite Spine and Health Center, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, Elias Madrid, DC, and the team proudly offer spinal decompression to people of all ages. To make an appointment, call the office in Houston or Spring, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.

Spinal Decompression Q & A

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a noninvasive treatment that uses a computerized table and a special harness to gently stretch your spine. It’s a pain-free way to address common musculoskeletal issues.

If you regularly experience neck or back pain and it interferes with your ability to work, exercise, or get a good night’s sleep, spinal decompression may be able to provide relief.

What conditions can benefit from spinal decompression?

The team at Elite Spine and Health Center uses spinal decompression to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

You might also benefit from spinal decompression if you experience a sports injury or a personal injury.

What happens during spinal decompression?

At Elite Spine and Health Center, the team performs spinal decompression on an outpatient basis. At the beginning of your appointment, your provider puts a harness around your pelvis and torso. Then, they have you lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. 

Once you’re comfortable, your provider stands at a computer console. They use the console to control the movements of the table. Treatment lasts 30-45 minutes. During that time, the computerized table and harnesses work together to gently stretch your spine, relieving tension and encouraging circulation.

Following treatment, your provider might recommend a complementary therapy, like e-stim or therapeutic ultrasound, to enhance the benefits of the procedure.

How many spinal decompression treatments will I need?

Spinal decompression is a cumulative treatment, meaning the results add up over time. As a result, the team at Elite Spine and Health Center typically recommends you participate in a series of 20-28 treatments spaced over 5-7 weeks. 

At each visit, your provider monitors your progress and makes adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary.

What happens after spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is usually well-tolerated. After each treatment session, you might experience some mild stiffness or achy muscles, but these symptoms should subside within a day or two. If they persist or get worse, let your provider at Elite Spine and Health Center know right away.

To see if you’re a candidate for spinal decompression, make an appointment at Elite Spine and Health Center by calling the nearest office or scheduling online today.