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- $25 for three spinal decompressions with an initial consultation (a $175 value)
- $45 for five spinal decompressions with an initial consultation (a $275 value)
- $65 for a chiropractic exam, x-rays, and two spinal decompressions (a $240 value)
Spinal Decompression: Freeing the Gaps Between Your Bones
One of the techniques in in every chiropractor’s arsenal is spinal decompression. Learn what to expect with Groupon's guide.
At its most basic level, spinal decompression is exactly what it sounds like: the reversal of compression. By relieving pressure on the spinal discs, spinal decompression can treat back or neck pain, sciatica, bulging or slipped discs, and other spine-related conditions. Treatments can take several forms, but the most common involves a mechanized table that the doctor operates via computer. After patients are strapped into special harnesses, the table then gently separates vertebrae, creating a vacuum effect that not only reduces pain, but helps the offending discs begin to retract and recover. Over time, the process of relaxation and contraction floods the vertebrae with water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids.
Though the concept behind spinal decompression is fairly simple, the history surrounding its development is a little more complex. Its roots can be traced to any number of sources, from the rack reportedly used in medieval medicine to the pain-relieving zero gravity experienced by astronauts. However, credit for the modern procedure belongs to Dr. Allan Dyer, who in 1985 invented a pneumatic treatment table very similar to the mechanized ones used today.
Mountain Vista Health Center
Chronic discomfort and pain can have many causes. One of those causes may be misaligned vertebrae along the spinal column. When these bones don't rest perfectly atop each other, they can place undue stress on the surrounding nerves, which can cause everything from headaches to lower back pain. Whether these misaligned vertebrae are the result of a car accident, a sports injury, bad posture, stress, or napping in a sleeping bag full of jawbreakers, the team at Mountain Vista Health Center specializes in correcting the problem. The center's two chiropractors and one nurse practitioner provide compassionate care as they examine patients, locate the sources of the discomfort, and then use manual—but nonsurgical—methods to relocate everything back into its proper place. Along with a host of other services, the center also administers B12 shots that both aid weight loss and increase energy levels.