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Spinal Disc Decompression Specialist

Portland Clinic of Holistic Health

Holistic Medical Group & Primary Care Practice located in Downtown, Portland, OR

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who regularly experience back or neck pain, you may want to consider a noninvasive treatment like spinal disc decompression. This is especially true if your pain doesn’t respond to traditional methods of care like over-the-counter painkillers, ice, and rest. At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health in Downtown Portland, Oregon, the team of holistic medical experts regularly uses spinal disc decompression to relieve back and neck pain. To learn more about this method of treatment, make an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

Spinal Disc Decompression Q & A

What is spinal disc decompression?

Spinal disc decompression is a non-surgical treatment method that uses motorized traction to relieve chronic back or neck pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc. 

Spinal disc decompression works by gently stretching your spine. Ultimately, this gently takes pressure off of your spinal discs––soft gel-like cushions between the vertebrae that act as shock absorbers. 

In addition to relieving pain caused by a bulging disc or herniated disc, spinal disc decompression takes pressure off the nerves and structures in your spine. This encourages the flow of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs, allowing them to heal. 

What issues can spinal disc decompression treat?

At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, the team uses spinal disc decompression to treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including: 

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging and herniated disc

The team also uses spinal disc decompression to treat pain caused by injured or diseased spinal roots. 

How does spinal disc decompression work?

At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, the team performs spinal disc decompression in their comfortable, welcoming office. You stay fully clothed during spinal disc decompression.

For decompression of the back, as an example, your doctor places two harnesses on your body: one around your pelvis and the other around your trunk. 

Next, your doctor asks you to lie face up on a specially designed mechanical traction table. Your doctor customizes a treatment plan based on your unique symptoms and needs. 

During treatment, the table moves slightly, gradually stretching your muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae. Afterward, your doctor might also recommend a Bio-Thermal Therapy® session.

How many spinal disc decompression treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you’ll most benefit from depends on your overall health and medical history. To achieve the best possible results a detailed evaluation is performed and periodic re-evaluation occurs during the course of care. Each treatment session lasts only 20-30  minutes. 

Am I a candidate for spinal disc decompression?

Spinal disc decompression is safe and well-tolerated, but it isn’t for everybody. This is especially true if you’re pregnant, have a fracture, or are suffering from advanced osteoporosis. 

Following an exam and review of your medical history, your doctor can make recommendations that best meet your needs.  

Don’t let neck or back pain keep you sidelined. Make a spinal disc decompression appointment at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.