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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Does Spinal Decompression Help with Back Pain?

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, traction-based treatment often used to help alleviate back pain, particularly in cases where the pain is related to herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. This therapy relieves pressure on the spinal discs and nerves, potentially reducing pain and promoting the body's natural healing processes.


At Spine Pain Center in North Charleston, SC, our team is here to help you begin the journey toward recovery from back pain. Here, we'll look at spinal decompression therapy, why it's a safe choice for most people, and what you can expect during your first spinal decompression session.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy uses a motorized traction table to manipulate your spine to relieve pressure. When you have a spinal decompression therapy appointment, you'll lie on the motorized table, and our chiropractor will use a harness to allow the table to move your spine. The adjustments made during spinal decompression are slight, but many people experience some pain relief immediately after the first session.

Is Spinal Decompression Safe?

Spinal decompression therapy is safe for most people with back pain. Our chiropractor will review any health issues you have before the start of the treatment to determine any safety concerns. If you are pregnant, have nerve damage, or have other specific health conditions, you may not be a good candidate for spinal decompression.

What Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Feel Like?

While spinal decompression may seem scary, you'll feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. If you need to stop treatment at any time, you can do so. Most people experience a slight stretching feeling during the treatment. You may feel a more intense feeling if you have a severe back injury. If anything feels uncomfortable, tell our chiropractor immediately so we can make adjustments that will allow you to feel relaxed.

Visit Our Spine Pain Center for Chiropractic Care

If you're looking for spinal decompression therapy, we're here to help! Our chiropractor and care team will work with you at Spine Pain Center North Charleston, SC. Reach out to us at North Charleston (843) 606-2412 to learn more and schedule your first appointment.