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Best Practices for Spinal Decompression in Longview, TX

Back pain in our modern society is a common occurrence. Five to 20 of every 1000 people suffer disc herniation, while two-thirds of the U.S. population experience low back pain for various reasons.

And that’s not counting the 40% of people who suffer a bout of sciatic pain at least once during their lifetime.

Sometimes, pain from degenerative disc disease, herniations and bulges, and other pain syndromes have patients desperately looking for a solution.

Many even submit to invasive surgical procedures like laminectomies (removal of one or more vertebrae) and microdiscectomies (removal of portions of a damaged disc) only to discover that their pain is not relieved.

Enter spinal decompression — the effective, non-surgical way to a pain-free back.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy uses a specialized table called a traction table to gently stretch the spine and relieve the pressure and pinching that causes pain.

Recent studies have shown that spinal decompression is effective for people with disc damage, and an alternative to surgery.

Decompression works in two ways:

  • It repositions the damaged or bulging disc through the creation of negative intradiscal pressure.
  • Using the physics of low pressure, it creates an environment in the damaged disc that provides an influx of nutrients and oxygen to help the disc heal.

During a spinal decompression session, a patient lies fully clothed on the traction table and, for low back pain, a harness is attached to the hips.

The top of the table remains stationary, while the bottom moves back and forth to provide relaxation and stretching.

The Best Spinal Decompression Therapy in Longview

If you’ve been bothered by chronic back pain and would like to try spinal decompression in Longview, you need to visit the Longview Chiropractic Center.

Dr. Gary Lipkin uses the latest in traction tables, the Chattanooga Triton DTS. This table is uniquely engineered, and features a sophisticated traction unit and simple harnessing.

It’s adjustable, so Dr. Lipkin can customize a therapy based on the unique details of your pain. In fact, the Triton DTS is so effective, it can even help resolve pain without the help of any prior surgical intervention.

If you’re ready to get rid of back pain for good, contact us on our website or call (903) 234-2225 and talk to Dr. Lipkin about spinal decompression in Longview today.