Spinal Decompression Therapy in Towson, Maryland

Spinal Decompression Therapy in Towson, Maryland

Chiropractic Towson MD Spinal Decompression Therapy

Lower back pain is an issue that plagues millions of Americans and it can feel like there aren’t many solutions available to you that don’t involve prescription drugs or surgery. Spinal decompression is a non-invasive, medication-free treatment that we often use for people dealing with back pain. In under 20 minutes, spinal decompression can release some of the pain and pressure in your lower back.

In this article, Dr. Warren is working with Randy, an avid golfer who came in to see us when his hip and back pain prevented him from playing golf. He has been experiencing lower back, hip, and leg pain that had lingered for a few months but had recently gotten worse when golf season started.

This back pain was preventing him from enjoying one of his favorite activities so we wanted to get him back to doing what he loves without the pain. Randy’s treatment plan included spinal decompression therapy to relieve pain, core stabilization exercises to strengthen his core, and an adjustment to improve his mobility.

Spinal decompression therapy is a gentle, non-surgical procedure that can provide relief for lower back pain, neck pain, and even sciatica pain. Spinal decompression is also a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.

As you age, the discs that sit between the bones of your spine lose fluid and as a result, your spine compresses and you have less protection between each bone. Spinal decompression provides relief from the pain that comes along with this degenerative process.

The gentle forces of spinal decompression therapy create a decompression of the spine to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. When you have spinal decompression therapy you'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of 15-18 minutes.

Like many chiropractic treatments, spinal decompression therapy is delivered on a table but the difference with this particular therapy is that you’re strapped into a harness that wraps around your lower back and everything is computer-controlled by your chiropractor. When your spine is stretched by machine, fluid fills the discs that have been losing fluid which repairs your spinal discs.

Most spinal decompression patients will need to come in for a treatment 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. After 8 weeks of spinal decompression therapy, most patients are released.

For most patients, we combine spinal decompression with an exercise program that targets the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Randy has experienced such drastic improvements because he committed to doing his exercises at home twice a day.

Once we finish Randy’s spinal decompression therapy, we move to floor exercises and follow that up with adjustments focused on the areas of stiffness. This comprehensive chiropractic adjustment combined with exercises and spinal decompression therapy has been able to get Randy back on the golf course doing what he loves.

Clinical results of spinal decompression therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing the spinal decompression.

One of the main benefits of undergoing spinal compression with a chiropractor is that you’ll get a full treatment plan that goes beyond just spinal compression therapy to get you the best results possible. This gets you out of pain and helps you feel better faster!

Want to find out if spinal decompression therapy is right for you? Click here or call (410) 296-7700 to schedule your consultation at our Towson office!




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7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Kalkstein Chiropractic
200 East Joppa Road #300
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 296-7700