Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
If you are suffering from long-term neck or back pain, Spinal Decompression Therapy can be a viable option for you. It is a pain-free, non surgical decompression that works by gently stretching the spine, thereby reducing spinal pressure. An estimated 80% of Singapore’s population are likely to suffer from low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives. This would result in a temporary loss of productivity, significant medical and indirect costs, or even permanent disability.
The spinal decompression machine gently pulls the spinal levels apart to decrease the pressure on the spinal nerve. This is created by introducing zero-gravity or negative-pressure conditions inside the disc, reducing pressure in the affected area. Studies have shown an association between the restoration of disc height and pain relief.
How Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Performed?
You will remain clothed throughout the process. Our physiotherapists will guide you to lie down either face down or face up on a motorised treatment table, before securing a harness around your pelvis and trunk or neck. Each decompression therapy session will last between 15 to 40 minutes.
The treatment settings will be customised to your specific needs by our well-trained physiotherapists. You should not experience any pain during and after therapy, although you may feel a light stretch along the spine. The number of sessions required will vary depending on your condition, but most patients will start to feel noticeable pain relief within the first few weeks.
Which Conditions Are Suitable For Spinal Decompression Therapy?
- Neck pain
- Lower back and neck pain
- Sciatica pain
- Numbness and tingling in the arms or legs
- Slipped Disc (disc herniation) with degenerative disc disease
Looking For Spinal Decompression Therapy in Singapore?
If you need help for your neck and back woes, Rapid Physiocare has got your back. Our team of highly trained professional physiotherapists are dedicated to helping you achieve recovery as pain-free as possible. Reach out to us at +65 6904 4900 to find out more about our non surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy services today.