Is Spinal Decompression In Knoxville Right For You?

Is Spinal Decompression In Knoxville Right For You?

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Low back pain can present as acute and severe as well as chronic, nagging pain.   Often when this pain is so severe or has been debilitating for so long,  many turn to spinal surgery as their first choice in relief.  However, in many cases, spinal decompression offers quick, safe, effective, and affordable low back pain relief.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression in Knoxville is a technique that involves the patient lying supine with a decompression belt tightened around the waist.  Caudal or downward traction is applied with the decompression machine at a specific, weight that meets the individual needs of the patient.  There is then a series of downward tractions for a period of 10-20 seconds followed by a period of rest for 10-20 seconds.  This intermittent motion of downward traction and rest helps remove pressure off of herniated discs and helps heal the disc over time.

Conditions relieved with spinal decompression in Knoxville TN

 Patients experiencing acute low back pain especially with numbness or tingling down the posterior thigh or into the leg and foot most likely are suffering from a herniated disc.  The extruded disc material may put pressure onto the nerve root causing the specific radicular pain or numbness/tingling.  Spinal decompression is a safe, effective, and non-invasive therapy for dealing with these symptoms.  This procedure can often prevent the need for spinal surgery.

Spinal decompression is also effective in treating low back pain associated with many other conditions such as

  • arthritis or degenerative disc disease
  • muscle spasm
  • sciatica
  • overuse injury

Contraindications to spinal decompression

Spinal decompression is not an appropriate therapy for certain conditions including

  • low back pain during pregnancy
  • recent fracture
  • severe osteoporosis

Spinal decompression is a safe, effective, and affordable alternative to invasive procedures in dealing with low back pain.  For more information and to find out if spinal decompression is right for you go to or call the office at 865-444-5994.

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Knoxville, TN 37919

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