Spinal Decompression Therapy

Relieve back or neck pain with spinal decompression therapy at our Brampton clinic.

Spinal Decompression Therapy in Brampton
Spinal Decompression Therapy in Brampton
Brampton Spinal Decompression Therapy

Suffering from low back or neck pain? Interested in supporting your spinal health?

Chronic pain of the neck and lower back can be significantly reduced through an effective spinal decompression therapy program, such as offered through the BodyMend Wellness Clinic. Your health practitioner with expertise in decompression therapy is able to monitor your progress through the treatment program, making modifications as needed to maximize effectiveness.

What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (SDC) Therapy Treatment?

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (SDC) is a method of treatment that relieves pressure on pinched nerves and compressed discs of the spine. SDC can be an effective tool in treating both low back (lumbar SDC) and neck (cervical SDC) pain.

Who Is It For?

SDC is appropriate for clients with conditions such as disc herniations, disc bulges, sciatica, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, radiculopathy, as well degenerative disc disease.

Who Should Not Participate in SDC?

Clients who have spinal curvatures, spinal fusions, severe spinal osteoporosis, or cancer of the spine should not participate in SDC. Women in their second or third trimesters of pregnancy are not suitable for SDC due to the necessity of the SDC harness around the abdomen. Clients with a history of back surgery may or may not be candidates for SDC, and should seek a consultation with their health practitioner.

How Does SDC Work?

Your health practitioner will discuss with you what to expect before undergoing SDC. The general procedure will involve laying on a split table with straps hooked around your waist and chest (for low back), or around your forehead (for neck). The straps are hooked to a rope that is connected to a machine. Your health practitioner will adjust the settings on the machine to best fit your comfort and condition.

You can then expect a gradual pull on either your low back or neck (whichever is being treated). This slow and gentle pull will help to stretch the spine, taking the pressure off compressed nerves and discs. By taking pressure off compressed nerves, it is expected that radicular symptoms such as tingling and numbness will be improved. Taking pressure off compressed discs in the case of herniated or bulged discs will assist in helping the disc to return to its healthy, regular size and location, as well as in improving nutrition to the disc.

SDC treatment is not meant to create any pain or discomfort. If you experience any pain or discomfort during your treatment, you should notify your health practitioner immediately. The machine comes equipped with a “safe switch” which you hold onto during your entire treatment. Should you become uncomfortable at any time, you can shut the machine off just by pushing the safe switch button. You are in control of your comfort at all times.

How long is an SDC treatment session?

SDC can range in treatment time from 15 to 30 minutes. The machine adjusts the timing in accordance to the settings input by your health practitioner, and can involve a few different variables.

In some cases, it is recommended that you participate in other forms of health treatments such as physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and/or massage therapy, in addition to receiving SDC. In these cases, your treatment sessions in total can take up to 90 minutes.

How many SDC sessions are necessary for me to experience a significant reduction in my pain?

Some clients begin to notice a difference after 5 to 6 treatments. However, a significant reduction in pain usually occurs after approximately 20 to 25 treatments.

What is the suggested protocol at the BodyMend Wellness Clinic?

The SDC protocol incorporates 3 phases:

  1. The SDC Phase (Phase 1), where you will receive 9 SDC sessions. This phase focuses on decreasing pain through the use of the traction table.
  2. The Mobilization and Stabilization Phase (Phase 2), where you will receive 6 SDC sessions. This phase introduces chiropractic care and basic physiotherapy (stretching) to your program, while continuing with SDC therapy.
  3. The Support Phase (Phase 3), where you will also receive 6 SDC sessions. This phases teaches you techniques to manage your pain, including a basic exercise program. Chiropractic care and physiotherapy are continued during this phase. Registered massage therapy is initiated to assist in the overall improvement of your spinal health.

Why the need for additional exercise and adjunctive therapy treatments?

We need to treat the supporting spinal muscles. Our comprehensive program that includes exercise and other adjunctive therapies such as chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and massage will assist with the healing process, as well as strengthen and enhance muscle control and support of the low back or neck. It is the gradual breakdown of the foundational support of your back or neck that puts undue stresses on the discs, leading to pain and loss of function.

Our comprehensive approach can prevent further pain and loss of function.

Where do I go for more Information?

Contact us at the BodyMend Wellness Clinic to set up a free consultation to assess your spinal health. Our interdisciplinary team of health practitioners are happy to answer your questions regarding spinal decompression treatment.

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