What Is The Cost Of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression is non-invasive form of treatment for disc problems in the back as well as in the neck. It is cost effective and the treatments are fast and easy. There are no medications to take or needles to prick your nerves. You do not even have to get undressed but you can just lie down and enjoy the rest of the therapy.

For those who suffer from back and neck pain, they often experience weakness, reduce function of the lower and upper limbs, pain, tingling and numbness. These symptoms can be so disabling that it often affects your daily task, work and even sleep.

Most common condition that brings these symptoms is disc herniation where the inner soft material of a disc breaks through its outer layer thus protrudes and compresses the nerve which results to pain that often radiates from the neck to the arm and hand or from the back down to the groin, leg and foot area. This disc problem can be terrible and can bring too much discomfort to you.

Does spinal decompression really work and can keep you from spending thousands of dollars for spinal surgery? This is just one of the many questions that patients ask their doctors. Spinal decompression is performed using the spinal decompression machine where the patient is required to lay down on its back in the table.

The machine is computer operated. The spine is stretched allowing the inner material of the disc that has break out be drawn back to its original position. When the inner material of the disc is drawn back to its original position then it takes off the pressure from the nerves resulting to pain relief in the neck or back as well as in the arms or legs. Spinal decompression truly provides healing to the disc giving the disc its health back.

In fact there were numerous studies done with spinal decompression therapy. One study showed 86% of ruptured intervertebral disc or herniated disc patients achieved good to excellent results using the decompression therapy. Good is rated as 50% to 89% improvement while excellent is rated as 90% to 100% improvement (American Journal of Pain Management, 1997)

If after medication, physical therapy, exercise and chiropractic treatment have failed then perhaps you can try for the non-invasive spinal decompression. Most people who were scheduled for surgery have miraculously healed without the surgery but only the spinal decompression therapy. If surgery is done, the most common procedure of surgery is discectomy or laminrctomy and is quite expensive. It can cost about $10,000 to $15,000 or even more that is after the insurance company pays their portion.

With spinal decompression it is less expensive. It can cost about $100 to $200 per session and generally it takes about 20 sessions to achieve the cure that you want. Generally spinal decompression cost around $2,000 to $4,000 for spinal decompression therapy. It is less expensive plus you do not have to undergo surgery, no recovery period, no discomfort and results are really good.

However this therapy is not for everyone thus patient will be closely evaluated by their doctors to see if they are qualified to have spinal decompression therapy. That is why always consult your doctor if you are planning to have this treatment.