Spinal Decompression

Chiropractor located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a noninvasive procedure to treat musculoskeletal problems like neck pain, back pain, and sports injuries. At his Brentwood, California, practice, experienced chiropractor Michael Sheps, DC, provides spinal decompression with the VAX-D® decompression table. VAX-D is a patented, nonsurgical treatment from VAX-D Medical Technologies LLC. It’s safe and cost-effective. It provides lasting relief, improving your quality of life and restoring your mobility. Call the Los Angeles area office today to schedule a spinal decompression consultation, or book your appointment online.

What is VAX-D spinal decompression?

VAX-D spinal decompression is a cutting-edge, noninvasive therapy used to relieve acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Treatment involves wearing a harness around your abdomen and lying on a computer-controlled table. The motorized table gently stretches your spine and the surrounding tissues, improving circulation and relieving pressure on pinched nerves and herniated discs. VAX-D treatment stops pain from getting worse and speeds up your body’s healing process.

Which musculoskeletal problems benefit from spinal decompression?

Dr. Sheps uses VAX-D spinal decompression to relieve pain caused by:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica

You might benefit from spinal decompression if you have spinal stenosis — a narrowing of the spinal canal.

What can I expect during spinal decompression treatment?

Spinal decompression is an outpatient procedure. While you lie facedown on the motorized VAX-D traction table, Dr. Sheps places a harness around your pelvis and adjusts it to ensure a comfortable fit.

Dr. Sheps stands at a computer console, controlling the traction table to gently stretch your spine. He holds each position for several minutes, increasing circulation to the treatment site and relieving pain and inflammation. The procedure takes about 45 minutes. Once you’re finished, Dr. Sheps removes the harness and provides recovery instructions.

Will I need more than one spinal decompression treatment?

Spinal decompression therapy with the VAX-D traction table is cumulative, meaning it takes several weeks, sometimes months, to experience noticeable results. Dr. Sheps usually recommends at least 20 decompression treatments spaced over several weeks. Some people experience immediate relief; for others, it takes longer.

Follow Dr. Sheps’ instructions and attend each session to ensure positive, long-lasting results.

Is spinal decompression safe?

Spinal decompression is safe and usually well-tolerated. After each treatment session, it’s normal to experience mild soreness and stiffness, like you would after an intense workout. These symptoms typically improve within a day or two. If they continue beyond that time or get worse, contact Dr. Sheps.

Depending on the cause of your back pain, Dr. Sheps could recommend complementary treatments, including chiropractic care, laser therapy, or cryotherapy.

Call the office of Michael Sheps, DC, today to schedule a spinal decompression appointment, or book your visit online.