If you suffer from acute or chronic back pain, you should consider spinal decompression before undergoing risky and time-consuming surgery.
Dr. Jayme Gawith, the chiropractor at Wellness One Wichita, has extensive experience successfully relieving back pain with this noninvasive procedure.
If you live in the Wichita, Kansas, area, call or book an appointment online to find out how you can move freely and without pain again.
Spinal Decompression Q & A
Your spine is made up of 33 bones, called vertebrae, that fit together to form the spinal column, which reaches from the base of your skull down to your coccyx. Four areas constitute the spine:
- Cervical spine: neck
- Thoracic spine: mid back
- Lumbar spine: low back
- Sacral spine: pelvic region
Your spine serves numerous crucial functions, such as housing your spinal cord, providing the primary support for your body, and allowing mobility. Aiding your spine in its enormous job is a cast of supporting players, including:
- Facet joints
When discussing spinal decompression, it’s important to understand the role that discs play in your spine. Your vertebrae are separated by discs, which provide a cushion to keep the bones from rubbing together. These discs are made up of a fibrous exterior that houses a jelly-like substance, which provides the cushion.
Spinal decompression is a method of gently stretching your spine, which Dr. Gawith performs using a computer-controlled traction table.
The goal behind spinal decompression is to relieve pain and promote healing by changing the forces exerted on your discs and allowing fluid, oxygen, and other healing properties to gain access.
Dr. Gawith uses spinal decompression for several issues, including:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Back and neck pain
- Sciatica pain
- Worn spinal joints
If you are experiencing pain anywhere along your spine, spinal decompression provides a noninvasive and effective solution.
The number of treatments you need depends on the severity of the issue you are addressing. After a thorough examination — which may include advanced imagery, such as ultrasounds, MRIs, or CT scans — Dr. Gawith diagnoses your problem and creates a treatment plan.
Typically, patients with spinal issues undergo 10-30 treatments (each session lasts 30-45 minutes), and the entire therapy is usually completed in a few weeks to two months.
Since decompression is noninvasive, you may remain active during this time and go about your normal activities. The surgical alternative requires as much time, if not more, due to a prolonged recovery period that limits your ability to function normally.
To find out more about how spinal decompression can help you, call the Wellness One Wichita office for an appointment, or book one online.
I made my appointment for siatic pain. By chance the day I went in I was on day 2 of a fibromyalgia flare up. All over pain, restricted movement in my neck, limited use of my right arm, and difficulty concentrating. When I left the flare up was over. I had minimal pain in neck, maybe a level 2. I felt Dr. Gawith was very knowledgeable, listened, got alot acomplished in the first visit. He gained my respect by not trying to upsell me on things, he did not expect me to commit to 3 times a week visits, or working on one area of pain at a time to get more visits and money out of me. He gave me all over relief in the first visit. I will definitely go back to him and highly recommend him as a chiropractor your can trust and will get results quickly.
Relieved the pain that was going down my left leg. Moving better today, just as he said. Thanks Herbie H
ALways works me in. Pleasant and professional. Very knowledgeable and best of all brings me great relief! I've recommended many friends and family here and they are happy too!
Dr Gawith always makes time for me and knows my case very well. He also give great at home advice.
Dr. Jayme helps me in many ways not just chiropractic adjustments. If I’m experiencing a problem (even gastric issues) he suggests ways to deal with them in a natural way. He is always willing to suggest I see a MD if need be. A most knowledgeable, sensitive man!!