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Lumbar Decompression

White Sands Integrative Medical

Chiropractor & Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture located in Fort Walton Beach, FL

A pinched nerve can lead to constant back pain and weakness in your arms and legs. White Sands Integrative Medical in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, uses the latest chiropractic techniques and integrative technology to decompress the pinched nerves in your back. A lumbar decompression can help relieve pressure and inflammation, so your spine has a chance to heal. To learn more, call White Sands Integrative Medical or book an appointment online today.

Lumbar Decompression Q & A

What is a lumbar decompression?

A lumbar decompression is a nonsurgical procedure that uses motorized traction to relieve pain caused by pinched nerves in the lower spine. It can help reduce pain in the lower back, as well as numbness and tingling in the legs. Also called a spinal decompression, this noninvasive treatment takes pressure off of the discs in your spine by gently stretching the spine.

What can a lumbar decompression treat?

Lumbar decompression therapy treats conditions that can cause pinched nerves in the spine, such as:

Herniated disc

The rubbery discs between your spinal bones add cushion and flexibility to your spine. When the soft center of the spine begins to push through small cracks in the bony casing, it can irritate nearby nerves, leading to pain, tingling, and numbness.

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis occurs when your spinal column starts to narrow, causing pressure on the nerves inside.

Spinal injuries

An injury to the spine, such as a fracture or soft tissue damage, can inflame the space surrounding your nerves.

Sciatica

Sciatica happens when one of the discs in your spine presses on the sciatic nerve in your lower back.

How do chiropractors perform a lumbar decompression?

When you arrive at White Sands Integrative Medical for your treatment, the team places you in a special harness while you lie down on a table. With help from an in-office computer, the team can control your movements in the harness to gently stretch and manipulate the spine. This maneuver helps separate the joints, discs, and bones in the spine to relieve pressure and reduce pain.

How long does a lumbar decompression take?

Most lumbar decompression treatments take about 30 to 45 minutes, during which time you can relax on the table. For the best results and ultimate pain relief, the White Sands Integrative Medical team recommends returning to the office for multiple treatments, about 20 in all, over the course of five to seven weeks.

To maximize your pain relief, the team can combine nonsurgical lumbar decompression therapy with additional treatments, such as acupuncture and physical therapy.

A lumbar decompression can help improve your overall quality of life if you have significant pain, weakness, and tingling in your legs and back. To schedule an appointment with White Sands Integrative Medical, call the office or book a consultation online today.