Decompression Therapy

Best Decompression Therapy in BC

What is it?

Decompression therapy, also known as spinal decompression therapy, is a non-surgical treatment option primarily used to relieve back and neck pain. It involves stretching the spine using a traction table or similar device with the goal of relieving pressure on the spinal discs and promoting healing.

The theory behind decompression therapy is that by gently stretching the spine, negative pressure is created within the discs. This negative pressure can cause bulging or herniated discs to retract, relieving pressure on nerves and other structures in the spine. Additionally, it may promote the movement of oxygen, water, and other fluids into the discs, which can facilitate the healing process.

Decompression therapy is often used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, facet syndrome, and spinal stenosis. It is typically administered by chiropractors, physical therapists, or other healthcare professionals trained in spinal manipulation.

Who can benefit:

Decompression therapy may benefit individuals who experience chronic back or neck pain, particularly those with conditions such as:

1. Herniated or bulging discs: Decompression therapy aims to alleviate pressure on the spinal discs and nerves, potentially reducing pain associated with disc herniation or bulging. By reducing the herniation it will then relieve pressure on the associated spinal nerves thereby reducing referred pain and neurological symptoms into the extremities.

2. Degenerative disc disease: This condition involves the gradual breakdown of spinal discs, leading to pain and discomfort in the general area. Decompression therapy may help relieve symptoms by promoting disc hydration and improving disc height.

3. Sciatica: Sciatica is characterized by pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, often caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Decompression therapy can relieve pressure on the nerve roots thereby reducing sciatic nerve pain.

4. Facet syndrome: Facet joints are small joints located between each vertebra, and facet syndrome occurs when these joints become inflamed or irritated. Decompression therapy may help alleviate pressure on the facet joints, reducing pain and stiffness.

5. Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can lead to compression of the spinal cord or nerves. Decompression therapy may help create space within the spinal canal, relieving pressure and reducing symptoms such as pain, numbness, or weakness.

It’s important to note that while decompression therapy can be beneficial for many individuals with these conditions, it may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore consulting with a healthcare provider (Chiropractor, Physiotherapist) is essential to assess whether decompression therapy is a suitable treatment option for your specific needs.

How can it help:

  • Decompression therapy can help in several ways:

    1. Relieving Pressure on Spinal Structures: By gently stretching the spine, decompression therapy aims to create negative pressure within the spinal discs. This negative pressure can help retract herniated or bulging discs, relieving pressure on nerves and other spinal structures. This can alleviate pain, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms associated with compressed nerves that refer into the extremities (arms or legs).

    2. Promoting Healing: Decompression therapy may facilitate the movement of oxygen, water, and nutrients into the spinal discs. Improved circulation to the affected area can promote healing by supplying essential nutrients and removing waste products, aiding in tissue repair.

    3. Improving Spinal Alignment: Decompression therapy can help improve spinal alignment by stretching and elongating the spine. This can reduce the compression forces acting on the spine, promoting proper alignment and reducing abnormal stresses on spinal structures.

    4. Increasing Disc Height: Over time, spinal discs can lose height due to degeneration or compression. Decompression therapy may help increase disc height by creating space between the vertebrae and allow for rehydration of the intervertebral dics. This can restore the normal spacing between discs, reducing the risk of nerve compression and improving overall spinal function.

    5. Alleviating Muscle Tension: Chronic back or neck pain often leads to muscle tension and spasms. Decompression therapy can help relax tight muscles by reducing pressure on the nerves and soft tissues surrounding the spine. This can provide relief from muscle stiffness and soreness.

    6. Enhancing Range of Motion: By stretching the spine and surrounding soft tissues, decompression therapy can improve flexibility and range of motion in the spine. This can help individuals regain mobility and perform daily activities with greater ease.

    Overall, decompression therapy aims to address the underlying causes of back and neck pain by reducing pressure on spinal structures, promoting healing, and improving spinal function.

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Kimberly Toeun
Kimberly Toeun
September 15, 2022.
I have been going here regularly. I have used almost all the services (massage, chiro, acupuncture, physio). All have been absolutely amazing. Everyone I have encountered so far have been super knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. Anyone living in the area I would highly recommend going here. Very convenient location and they do direct billing of course. Really like their online booking system. It’s easy and convenient. Front staff are also very friendly.
Shreya Keshav
Shreya Keshav
August 21, 2022.
Amazing services. All the therapist are amazing. Specially The Chiropractor- Dr Parm Bisla. He know each and every details of all kind of pain and fix me so many times with my neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendentious ankle, lower back pain, vertigo. Basically I need a lot of fixing. So it my one place to go from last 5 years. I wish I could give 10 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It’s so worth it. ❤️❤️🙌🏻🙌🏻
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Martha Delgado
August 21, 2022.
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hersh sodhi
hersh sodhi
July 20, 2022.
Went in to see Parm for some wrist and neck problems. We are mid-way through treatment and the pain is non-existent. On top of that, after few adjustments, I am noticing that my senses are heightened and I am thinking clearer, which I was not expecting. Parm's very professional and knowledgable. I highly recommend him.
jade kennedy
jade kennedy
July 7, 2022.
I have had chronic pain for years and I have been to many different clinics and Pain Free Health is definitely one of the best clinics I’ve been to. The ladies working at the front fest are very friendly and helpful and Ravi (chiro) and Gina (massage) are both awesome. I have had horrible experiences at some other places but everyone at Pain Free seems to truly care about their patients.
Jeffrey Wall
Jeffrey Wall
May 9, 2022.
This place is awesome. I never miss an appointment because they have a very thorough reminder system. They will do their best to squeeze you in if you are having a hard time. Everyone is friendly and professional. Most of all, their treatment has greatly reduced my pain and increased my mobility. I have and would recommend this clinic or anyone in need.
Gagan Sandhar
Gagan Sandhar
April 16, 2022.
I’ve been coming here for over a year and have worked with Seeru, Ravi, Milan, Jinhee, and Brenden. Everyone at pain free works to ensure that you have a great experience from the receptionists to the professionals themselves. With their help I’ve seen a great amount of progress and hope to see some more. Keep up the good work team!
Mark Dhaliwal
Mark Dhaliwal
April 13, 2022.
I have been coming to Pain Free Health for the past year with various injuries. I have had nothing but great success with the healing. I recommend Milan for your physiotherapy needs and Dr Beesla for your Chiropractic needs.