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If you have spinal disc problems because of a sports injury or car accident, or problems stemming from prolonged movement done at work or even from prolonged hours of sitting that forces fluid out of the discs resulting in degeneration, spinal decompression therapy may be just what our chiropractor ordered!

When it comes to treating lower back pain and neck pain, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can be effective at relieving your pain and helping to promote an optimal healing environment if you have problems with your spinal discs (the gel-like cushions located between the bones of your spine).

This form of spinal decompression therapy helps relieve back pain and leg pain by gently stretching the spine, whether with a traction table or another motorized device. Spinal decompression changes the force and position of the spine through a reduction of pressure to take pressure off of your discs, for those with degenerative disc disease, or bulging or herniated discs. This is done by helping the discs to retract and thereby removing the pressure on the nerves and other spinal structures. The result? Restoring proper movement of fluids through increased blood flow and sending oxygen into the discs to facilitate faster cellular healing. This is important because typically discs have a poor blood supply.

Whether you have sciatic pain down the leg, worn, damaged or diseased spinal nerve roots, facet (joint) syndrome, or headaches, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can help.

Spinal decompression is not for those patients who have the following:

-You have had previous surgeries that involve screws, metal plates, or cages
-If you have unstable spondylolisthesis (where one of the vertebrae slips out of place into the bone below it)
-If you have a recent spinal compression fracture
-If you have severe nerve damage
-If you have severe osteoporosis
-If you are severely obesity
-You are pregnant
-If you have cancer

If you have questions about spinal decompression therapy and would like to learn more, our skilled chiropractors, Dr. Dan Hendricks, and Dr. Spencer Rollins are happy to address your questions and concerns. They have the experience you want along with the proper equipment to facilitate healing using low-level light lasers in addition to the spinal decompression therapy. They will also work with you one-on-one, to teach you strengthening exercises for your neck and lower back to prevent future injury.

We invite you to call our friendly staff at Health & Wellness Clinic in Layton, Utah, today at 801-784-4807. We are also pleased to schedule you for a free consultation or for your first appointment as a new decompression patient!