Spinal Decompression

Suffering from pain associated with herniated or bulging disc? Dr. Michael Zmoos and Dr. Ethan Zmoos offer spinal decompression and other natural, effective methods at Zmoos Chiropractic Center in Cedar Rapids, IA to help you achieve optimal relief.

Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have highly­-successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.

Common Questions About Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression therapy is a very natural and effective method for addressing back pain. However, many people are still missing out on the benefits due to a lack of clarity. To help, Dr. Michael and Dr. Ethan at Zmoos Chiropractic Center in Cedar Rapids, IA answer some of the most common questions below.

How exactly does decompression therapy work?

It might sound a little intimidating, but spinal decompression is really a straightforward process. For the sake of simplicity, imagine a flexible straw. When you first take it from the package, the flexible part is crunched up. You can pull it apart, giving the liquid you drink more space to flow through. And as any child can attest, you can move that part back and forth or side to side with ease.

Throughout daily life, the spine can become crunched up or compressed like the straw when it’s in the package. This can impact the muscles, joints, and nerves in the spinal column leading to pain, weakness, tension, numbness, and more. Spinal decompression utilizes a special segmented table to stretch the spine gently – much like slowly pulling apart the straw. It relieves pain, disc and nerve compression, and more, all while you relax on the table.

Can spinal decompression really help me avoid surgery?

Yes. Spinal decompression can dig into the root problem and address it directly. Once the root of your symptoms is taken out of the equation, there is no need for surgical intervention.

How many sessions will I need to feel better?

Most patients feel some level of relief after their first session, but it’s important that you complete the number of recommended sessions for full healing. That number can vary according to the individual but often ranges between 12 and 20 sessions.

Would you like to learn more about spinal decompression and how it can benefit you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael and Dr. Ethan at Zmoos Chiropractic Center in Cedar Rapids, IA by calling (319) 395-9598 today.

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