What Are the Pros and Cons of Spinal Decompression Therapy and Is It Right for You?

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It’s important to know the pros and cons of spinal decompression therapy, if you are considering treatment.  Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy treatment uses a pulling force on the spine to relieve pressure on the discs and vertebrae.

It is used to treat a variety of common causes of back or neck pain, such as a herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, degenerated discs, facet syndrome, or sciatica/leg pain.

Core Wellness Centre, St Clair Ave W offers Spinal Decompression Therapy in Toronto.
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Pros and Cons of Spinal Decompression Therapy for back pain

About Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a treatment often used for herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and other back conditions.  The goal of the treatment is to relieve pressure on the spine by gently stretching the spine. This can help to reduce pain and improve range of motion.

Pros and Cons of Spinal Decompression Therapy

There are both pros and cons to spinal decompression. One pro is that it is non-invasive and relatively safe. Additionally, it is typically well tolerated by patients and has few side effects. Another pro is that it can be an effective treatment for certain back conditions.

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical and non-drug approach. In addition, spinal decompression is extremely safe with and some patients fall asleep during treatments.  It addresses the underlying structural issue that is causing a patient’s pain and dysfunction and is the most direct way to treat a problem.

On the other hand, a con of spinal decompression is that it is not suitable for everyone. For example, people with osteoporosis or other brittle bone conditions may not be able to safely tolerate the treatment. Additionally, some people may not respond well to the treatment or may even experience worsened pain after treatment.


Overall, spinal decompression can be a helpful treatment for some people with
back pain from car accident injuries or sports injuries,
helping pro athletes and golfers.   

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What results do you typically see from the pros and cons of spinal decompression treatment? 

Results vary depending on the severity of the condition. Obviously the patient is looking for both a reduction of pain and the ability to return to their daily life and activities. We usually have patients feeling better by visit number five or six.

Patients usually have complete relief from their symptoms when they are on the table being decompressed. There have been patients that did not notice any improvement until after we completed the protocol.

How do you measure the results?

When a patient has an MRI, one objective finding is to do a comparative study to see if there has been any reduction in the size of the disc herniation.

Each individual may have different results. Some notice a difference within their first five to six treatments and others will find improvements with an increased number of visits.

Spinal Decompression at Core Wellness Centre, Toronto

Spinal Decompression Therapy Toronto

About Core Wellness Centre, St Clair Ave W, Toronto

Core Wellness Centre is a full functioning Toronto Spinal Decompression Clinic with Chiropractic Care, Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Vibration Machines, Cold Laser Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Spinal Decompression and Y Strap Adjustments. 

We offer direct billing with most insurances and are happy to facilitate claims on your behalf.

Questions on Pros and Cons of Spinal Decompression Therapy

When do you use spinal decompression? When do you not use it?

We use spinal decompression mostly for patients that tried chiropractic care, physical therapy, had epidurals, and previous back surgeries with little results. We also consider spinal decompression when a patient presents us with a recent MRI that confirms herniated discs causing nerve pressure. It works particularly well for patients that suffer with chronic back pain, sciatica and spinal stenosis.

The patient age range varies widely from 20-90 years of age. We do not use spinal decompression when a patient is either pregnant or has a metal implantation in their spine.

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