Spinal Decompression Edmonton

At River Stone Wellness, our physiotherapy services include a variety of therapies to address the many concerns of our valued patients. Our team of trusted physiotherapists offers a type of treatment called Spinal Decompression.

Spinal Decompression uses a small amount of force to pull your pelvis or your head away from the center of your spine to allow the vertebrae to decompress. This reduces pressure on the discs, nerves, and connective tissue.

The result is reduced pain and increased range of motion.

Like other treatments offered at our South Edmonton clinic, Spinal Decompression may be used alone or in combination with other therapies.

Spinal Traction Table

Spinal Decompression is done on a traction table, which places the spine in the correct position for decompression. Once the patient is comfortably in place on the table, two moveable parts are gently pulled apart from one another to relieve pain and pressure in the spine.

The strength of the pull depends on the type of decompression and the physicality of the patients. It can range anywhere from a few pounds to 100 pounds but is never set higher than necessary or causes discomfort to the patient.

Our spinal traction table features a laser that helps to relax the muscles, heal the tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain. 

At River Stone Wellness, we use the L.A.S.R. (Laser Assisted Spinal Restoration) System by Spine Specialist. You can learn more about it here.

Benefits of Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive form of traction treatment that can address a number of conditions, such as herniated or degenerated discs, spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis, and nerve root pressure. 

Spinal Decompression is a highly effective and pain-free therapy that can help you avoid unnecessary surgeries. There is no recovery time, and no medication is required.

When done consistently, spinal traction therapy also yields long-term results. Every pull from the lumbar traction table forces nutrients into the discs and rehydrates them while the herniation is pulled back into the disc. 

Spinal Decompression can also improve your posture, which can remove nerve interference and reduce pain and discomfort. Plus, proper posture can help prevent back issues and pain in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many spinal decompression sessions do I need?

While spinal traction yields quick results, it is a process. It usually takes six to eight sessions to notice significant pain reduction. Sessions are typically 10-15 minutes on the table, depending on if we are treating your neck or your back.

How is spinal decompression combined with other physiotherapy treatments?

Spinal Decompression is often combined with other therapeutic exercises in order to condition and support the spinal muscles. A complete physiotherapy program will target the function of spinal stabilization muscles to promote healing, reduce muscle spasms, and decrease inflammation.

Do spinal decompression treatments hurt?

Spinal Decompression therapy does not cause pain because the table works by gently pulling on the spine. There are no quick or harsh movements that will cause pain. However, it is important to note that you may feel discomfort during your initial sessions from the injury to your back but not from the therapy itself.

Spinal Decompression at River Stone

Spinal Decompression is an amazing therapy that has helped countless people deal with their troubling back pain. So if you have tried other therapies and can’t get rid of the pain, it may be time to try Spinal Decompression.

River Stone Wellness is dedicated to providing you with one-on-one care using proven modalities to help you reach your goals.

Our integrated wellness clinic in South Edmonton offers a variety of treatments, including Spinal Decompression therapy.

We focus on personalized treatments that look at your body and wellness as a whole in a supportive and relaxing environment.

If you are ready to get started, click here to book your appointment. Or you can contact us for more information.