Spinal Decompression Therapy is appropriate in treating a wide variety of ailments and conditions. It is commonly recommended for general lower back pain, sciatica, and neck pain caused by a herniated, bulging or degenerated disc. Patients with Facet Syndrome, which affects the small joints of the back and spinal bones, are also candidates for nonsurgical spinal decompression treatment.
However, there a variety of instances in which decompression therapy is an inappropriate treatment choice. Pregnant women are not eligible for this type of treatment, along with patients with broken vertebrae, artificial discs, or spinal implants. If you’ve had an abdominal aortic aneurysm or have been diagnosed with metastatic cancer, you should avoid Decompression Therapy. Patients who have had failed back surgeries or have not seen an improvement in their pain post-surgery should also seek other treatment options.