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Spinal decompression

Here is a copy of a great article that discusses the benefits of Spinal Decompression from the patients perspective.


Back-to-Back: Patients share tips on experiences with spinal decompression

Want to know more about spinal decompression from those who have been affected most?

Spinal Decompression Info:

Read as two chiropractors discuss many aspects of spinal decompression therapy
Spinal Decompression for Back Pain

In our Back-to-Back section, patients share tips and advice about using non-surgical spinal decompression to treat their back problems. Please read our Back-to-Back pages or visit our message boards to discuss spinal decompression, including the different types of chiropractic equipment used for this treatment.

The right price for my treatment

My chiro charges $35 per treatment of decompression…priced just right!

From: backtoback

Health insurance should reimburse complimentary treatments

Our center uses spinal decompression with great success because we choose our patients wisely. I agree that not everyone with a disc bulge is a candidate for decompression. The treatment must be preceded by soft tissue muscle work to relax deep core muscles to reduce the body’s reflex reaction to guard. Cold laser therapy and general PT can further help reduce pain and guarding to allow decompression to work. It’s a shame that insurance companies disallow reimbursement for this. Once again, they don’t come through for their clients.

From: Doc V – Virginia, USA

Sciatica relief with decompression

My sciatica was so bad I couldn’t sleep at night. My lower legs ached and my feet were asleep every morning. I tried de-compression and it worked wonderfully. After 4 sessions, I could sleep without pain. The fact that mychiropractor only charges $50 a treatment and you don’t have to sign up for a package is also great.

From: Lynn – Kansas, USA

Is pain relief as complete as advertised?

All of this being said, we must also consider the source. If you no longer have “back pain” why would you be searching on Back Pain websites? Most people who have had success with this treatment will not be looking on a website like this, they would be enjoying life pain-free!

From: Heather – Texas, USA

Pain relief took time in my experience of decompression therapy

I tried spinal decompression with A LOT of hesitation. I was paying around $100 a session. I was very skeptical after about 10 sessions, but I continued. After about 13 sessions, my back started to feel better. I have a ruptured disk at L5-S1. After many months of this therapy I am finally completely off the decompression and have full use of my legs EXCEPT that I will relapse if I trying running again. So I have my basic mobility back but not my activity back. At least I can walk forever without any significant pain, mostly just tired feet 🙂

From: Dan V. – Washington, USA

Cost of decompression is worth it

Expensive???? Decompression is NOT expensive. Apparently none of you have been to your dentist lately. I guess nobody cares about $2000 whitening or cosmetic procedures. I had a patient come in after she got her $16,000 cosmetic treatment plan from her dentist! I have been to seminars where they train support staff to re-finance your mortgage to pay for your “cosmetic” plan. This is the tip of the iceberg! I won’t get into the absurd plastic surgery market….”Lets think about this….$4,000 and you can walk again and pick up your kids again…..or “10,000 for a pretty smile! So while you obsess over your “peer reviewed research with your pearly whites”, decompression is making headway in both medical and alternative arenas. Best of luck.

From: K

Taking a chance on decompression for chronic back pain

Have had 7 visits ($160 each). Have had chronic back pain for 20 plus years due to being an avid golfer. Problems with S1, L1 L2, L3, L4, most bulging discs and some Degenerative Joint. So I feel sore after the visits and finally after this visit got straight, waiting to see if 2-3 more treatments will work even better. This Chiro does do stim and laser with each treatment. Wish me luck….This is at least a chance!

From: Walleeee – Florida, USA

* Note: This page expresses the experiences and opinions of patients, not doctors. The Back-to-Back forum is provided because we think people often have very practical advice and insights to share that can benefit other patients who have similar back problems. This section has not been peer reviewed by our Medical Advisory Board, and is provided for your informational purposes only.

If you have questions about your specific condition or treatment approach, please go through this site to read peer-reviewed health information about spinal conditions, diagnosis and treatment options. The quickest way to locate information on the site is to use the “keyword search” located in the upper left hand corner of each page.


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