Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression in Omaha, NE, is a specialized non-surgical therapy reserved for disc injury and disc pain associated with squeezing of the spine. Our chiropractor performs this treatment at our West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic. The FDA-approved treatment is especially beneficial to patients experiencing severe pain, limited mobility, or who face a risk of surgery.

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More about Spinal Decompression from a "Chiropractor Near Me"

Non-surgical decompression is designed to treat chronic neck pain, lower back pain, and leg pain linked to compression of the spinal column. It involves using motorized traction or distractive force to elongate the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal structures. Pressure on the spinal discs, nerves, and soft tissues often results from a fall, auto accident injury, or degenerative disc disease (worn spinal disc). As such, this therapy works effectively for patients whose pain stems from bulging or herniated disc, nerve compression, sciatica, or:

  • Facet syndrome
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Cervical and lumbar strains
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine)
  • Post-surgical neck and back pain

What to Expect During Spinal Decompression Therapy in Omaha, NE

You'll be in the safe hands of Dr. Trevor Wagner or Dr. Julie Owen-Wagner as we do a thorough diagnostic assessment of your symptoms and spine. This helps us pinpoint the underlying condition responsible for your pain. Next, we may design a treatment plan once we ascertain that decompression therapy safe for you.

This therapy is generally performed with the patient lying face up or down on a decompression table. Painless motorized traction is applied at intervals to the affected segment of the spine. A computer and monitor connected to the traction table allows the chiropractic physician to adjust the degree of distractive force applied. The traction force gently stretches the spine to increase disc space and reposition the injured disc to its rightful place between the vertebrae.

Each treatment session lasts approximately 25 to 40 minutes. While there may be a noticeable decrease in pain after the initial treatment, several sessions per week for several weeks provide greater results.

How Decompression Therapy Can Help You

Decompression therapy also lifts the pressure off the vertebral column, nerve, and tissue reduces inflammation, and relieves pain, numbness, and tingling. Oxygen and nutrients are now able to flow freely to the spinal structures, paving the way for healing and increased mobility.

Many of the conditions treated with decompression therapy by a chiropractor also respond well to these other back pain relief methods:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Corrective exercises

Looking for a "Chiropractor Near Me" in Omaha? Call Us!

After more than 20 years of practice, residents of Omaha, NE, and the neighboring communities continue to rely on our expertise in chiropractic care and natural wellness therapies. Call 402-334-4700 today to schedule a consultation at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic.