Lasting back pain can be crippling. If you or a loved one is suffering from it, you may be desperate for relief which you can find here at PC Medical Centers, your local provider of chiropractic care and spinal decompression therapy in Cape Girardeau, MO. Reach out to us today or read on to learn about the therapy, how it’s done, and whether it can help with your or your loved one’s particular condition.
What is spinal decompression?
Here at PC Medical Centers, we practice nonsurgical spinal decompression, a form of motorized traction for back pain relief. During the procedure, a practitioner gently stretches the spine, which changes the force and position of the spine and takes pressure off of the spinal discs. These discs are gel-like cushions between the bones of the spine. After treatment, a bulging or herniated disc may retract, taking pressure off of the nerves and other structures in the spine, and this, in turn, helps promote the movement of water and oxygen into the discs so they can heal.
It may be that spinal decompression will work very well for you and your condition, but you should speak with a proper professional about it. One of our professionals here at PC Medical Centers would be very happy to help you decide whether the procedure would be right for you.
How often should I get spinal decompression treatments?
A single session of spinal decompression takes about 30 to 45 minutes, and generally, a patient requires 20 to 28 treatments over the course of five to seven weeks. This is what we’ll likely recommend for you here at PC Medical Centers. Complementary to the treatments are other treatments and therapies like electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, and heat or cold therapy. A treatment like ultrasound therapy can help promote healing which may speed up your treatment schedule. At our clinic and during a consultation, we’ll tell you much more about what you can expect from your spinal decompression treatments with us.
What does spinal decompression treat?
There are quite a few different modern applications for spinal decompression. Commonly, the procedure is done to treat issues like:
- A herniated disc
- A degenerative disc
- Facet syndrome (worn spinal joints)
- Back or neck pain
Spinal decompression could be an alternative for you to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), physical therapy, steroid injections, bracing, chiropractic treatment, or another treatment. We can provide spinal decompression and those other treatments here at PC Medical Centers, so when you come see us for a consultation, we’ll help you decide whether spinal decompression or another treatment, or possibly a combination of treatments, will work best for you and your needs.
Do you offer spinal decompression therapy in Cape Girardeau, MO?
Yes, PC Medical Centers offers the therapy near you in Cape Girardeau, MO. You’ll find PC Medical Centers over at 5 Doctors’ Park Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703, and you can reach our clinic at (573) 335-9188. Connect with us today at that number if you believe you could benefit from spinal decompression therapy. We’d be very happy to see you for a consultation, so don’t hesitate to connect with us today to book that consultation with us. We’ll happily answer any questions you have for us, either over the phone or in-person.
We look forward to speaking with and seeing you soon here at PC Medical Centers in Cape Girardeau! We serve patients from Cape Girardeau MO, Oak Ridge MO, Scott City MO, Jackson MO, Chaffee MO, Shawnee Township MO, and Whitewater MO.