Spinal Decompression FAQs

Our team at Hull Chiropractic is happy to provide answers to top spinal decompression FAQs. You might even be surprised to know the treatment is effective for a variety of conditions including sciatica. At your appointment, our Indianapolis, IN, chiropractor, Dr. Hull, can answer other questions you may have.


What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression, also known as non-surgical decompression therapy, is an advanced computerized technology used to treat pain linked to disc problems and nerve compression. The painless treatment is considered an effective alternative for patients at risk of back surgery.

What Does Decompression Therapy Treat?

The FDA cleared non-surgical decompression for alleviating low back, neck, and leg pain symptoms linked to herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, degenerating discs, and back surgery. These conditions are known for causing chronic and disabling pain as well as numbness and tingling if the nerve is compressed or inflamed

How Does Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy Work?

Our chiropractor in Indianapolis, IN, performs the treatment by using motorized traction to gently pull and stretch the spine at intervals. The pulling action creates a negative pressure inside the discs. This helps pull the bulging disc or extruded disc material back into position. Restoring the disc takes the pressure off the pinched or irritated nerve and allows the disc and nerve to heal.

What is a Typical Decompression Therapy Session Like?

Dr. Hull is certified in using the advanced Decompression Technique (KDT) on patients receiving decompression of the low back or neck. We will instruct you to lie on a decompression table. Next, a harness is attached to your hips to keep you in position during treatment. Using the computer and monitor attached to the table, Dr. Hull will apply the right level of traction needed to gently stretch your spine. Each session lasts about 30 minutes.

How Long Will It Take to See Results?

You may feel some relief after the first session. Overall, you're going to need about 15-20 sessions spread across four to six weeks. It all depends on your individual needs. Your back pain, neck pain, sciatica, leg pain, or pinched nerve symptoms should subside by the end of the last session.

Is Decompression Therapy Safe for Me?

Dr. Hull will go over your medical history and will use the result of your diagnostic tests to decide if you can benefit from this advanced treatment. Non-surgical decompression is not appropriate for pregnant women and patients who have broken vertebrae or an artificial disc in their spine.

Contact Our Spinal Decompression Chiropractor in Indianapolis, IN

Decompression therapy provides extensive pain relief since it targets the underlying problem with the disc and nerve. Your personalized wellness plan may include adjustments and soft tissue therapies for maximum relief. Call 317-243-2392 to schedule a consultation at Hull Chiropractic.


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