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Spinal Decompression

Chronic back or neck pain can make it hard to do even the simplest of tasks. People often experience pain from conditions like bulging or herniated discs in the spine, placing pressure on nerves and other spinal structures.

Spinal Decompression RentonOne way to help alleviate some of the discomfort is to add spinal decompression therapy to your individualized treatment program. Nonsurgical or surgical spinal decompression can reduce the pressure on affected areas and allow you to move with ease.

Dr. Trisha Hughes can tell you how spinal decompression may facilitate your recovery.

What to Expect from Spinal Decompression

Patients may be eligible for nonsurgical or surgical spinal decompression therapy. Non-surgical spinal decompression involves the use of motorized traction to stretch the spine. This gentle procedure reduces pressure on and may induce retraction of herniated and bulging discs. With less pressure on the area, the body may continue with the healing process.

Surgical spinal decompression is used for those with more serious cases. This alternative may be suggested for those with bony growths or ruptured discs. Types of surgical spinal decompression include Corpectomy, Laminotomy and Diskectomy.

Dr. Hughes will clearly explain your surgical options and help you determine which one may work best for you.

The Benefits of Decompression Therapy

Non-surgical spinal decompression can complement a range of other therapies, such as massage therapy or acupuncture. This non-invasive therapy is often included as part of an effective treatment plan.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved oxygen, blood flow and movement of nutrients to an affected area, promoting healing.
  • Reduced pressure on injured discs often causing a retraction of bulging or herniated discs.
  • Decreased pressure on surrounding nerves and structures.
  • Being able to perform daily activities and exercises more easily.
  • Reduced pain in the back or neck.

Individuals may require a series of in-office treatments. Each session may last up to 45 minutes. Patients often experience less discomfort, inflammation and muscle tension soon after a session.

Surgical spinal decompression may be suggested depending on specific conditions and response to other therapies. There are inherent risks to any surgery which Dr. Hughes will explain.

A patient may not feel immediate relief after surgery and may have to wait until the healing process is complete to notice a significant difference.

Our Team at Hughes Chiropractic & Massage Can Help

To learn more about spinal decompression in Renton, Kent, Bellevue or any city in King County, call us today at (425) 271-4543 to schedule a consultation.

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  • "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Hughes!!! The relief I feel instantly afterwards is incredible! Dr. Hughes is so caring and thoughtful, I really appreciate her, and her ability to ease my back and neck pain. The staff is always so nice, helpful and welcoming! Also, Jeannie Anderst, is really great at massages, I appreciate her help and kindness."

    - Sharon R.
  • "I’m so glad I chose Dr. Hughes for treatment. I felt better immediately and she is very good at what she does. We agreed to a modest treatment plan and there never any pressure to add anything unnecessary. Great experience."

    - Tim F.
  • "Dr. Hughes has helped me immensely with my pain and range of motion. I never though it would be possible to go about my day without some occurrence of neck or back pain and I’m happy to say that is not true!! I referred my sister and I would refer anyone else out there in need of a chiropractor!"

    - Annelise Z.
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