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Spinal Decompression FAQs

Spinal decompression is a technique and treatment provided by chiropractors to help take the pressure off the body’s spinal assembly and allow for realignment of the spine. Many times, a twist, impact, poor posture, or a health condition can cause spinal misalignment, which can lead to chronic pain and discomfort. By correcting spinal alignment, the body can focus on recovery and repair versus responding to new pain signals and swelling from symptoms. At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, our LA chiropractor is proud to provide safe and effective spinal decompression therapy.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Does the Process Look Like?

The goal of spinal decompression is to relieve pressure on the spine. Our chiropractor will gently stretch and release the spine to guide it into reshaping itself. This takes the pressure off of nerves and discs and allows the body to divert resources to areas that need healing. Sciatica patients experience significant relief due to spinal decompression.

What Does Spinal Decompression Address?

Patients suffer from inflamed muscles and nerves due to spine misalignment. These issues frequently include sciatica, neck and back pain in general, and chronic serious headaches. Spinal decompression is effective in addressing these issues, as well as bulging and herniated discs.

Is Spinal Decompression Safe?

Spinal decompression applied by a trained, licensed chiropractor is very safe. Spinal decompression is an attractive option for back pain relief because it is natural and non-invasive. It does not involve the use of prescription medication. However, not every patient is a good candidate for spinal decompression. Patients who are pregnant, suffer from osteoporosis, or have lots of spine and nerve damage may not be good candidates for spinal decompression. Before beginning treatment, our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to determine if spinal decompression therapy is right for you. The full benefits of spinal decompression are typically felt after 4-8 sessions.

LA Chiropractor

For those in the Los Angeles region looking for a qualified spinal decompression resource from an LA chiropractor, our team at Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation is available for a consultation. We have years of experience providing LA and Thibodaux residents with back pain and sciatica relief through spinal decompression. To learn more about spinal decompression or to schedule an appointment, give us a call or request an appointment online.