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Back In Balance

Chiropractor & Physical Therapist located in Asheville, NC

Decompression Therapy Specialist

At Back in Balance, Dr. Nicole Lindsey offers decompression therapy in addition to chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. The doctor and her staff serve residents in and around the Asheville, NC area.

Decompression Therapy Q&A

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What is Decompression Therapy?

Decompression therapy is a process of gently taking the pressure off of the vertebra, allowing them to gradually separate and return to their normal position. Decompression is achieved by using traction to help separate the bones and connective tissue. As the bones of the spine are gently pulled apart, a vacuum of sorts is created and the bulging or herniation is relieved and the disc is allowed to go back to the area where it was originally located. This removes the inflammation and pressure that was placed on the nerve causing pain and discomfort. This type of therapy is beneficial for both the cervical and lumbar sections of the spine and can prevent numbness and tingling in both the arms and legs.

What Conditions Will Decompression Therapy Treat?

Decompression therapy can help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with bulging or herniated discs, as well as other conditions that may place pressure on the spinal column. Herniated discs put pressure on the nerves and other tissues that lie around the spine. This can result in inflammation that eventually impedes blood flow. Diminished blood flow and pressure on the nerves can lead to joint pain, headache pain, neck pain, hip pain, and numbness and tingling that extends down into the leg that eventually turns to pain. Over time if this type of problem is left untreated, scar tissue can form making the problems much harder to treat with alternative therapies.

Does Decompression Therapy Provide Long Lasting Pain Relief?

When decompression therapy is used, the results can be long lasting. When the pressure is taken off of the soft tissues around the spine and allowed to properly heal. They become stronger and better able to hold the vertebra in place. When decompression therapy is used in conjunction with other treatment methods, the healing response will be much quicker and more effective. Relieving the pressure in the area around the vertebra also re-establishes blood flow. While it may take more than one decompression therapy session to achieve positive results, once the pressure is relieved the healing will begin and the condition will continue to improve with each treatment.


At Back In Balance, we accept the majority of health insurance plans. In the event that you do not have health insurance, we do offer affordable care plans. Please do not hesitate to call us if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions!

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Words from our patients

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    "Back In Balance and Dr Nicole and Becky have helped me tremendously. I'm starting to feel much better. Im pretty much off my pain meds. Which is a great accomplishment."

    Jerry C.
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    "I love the care that I receive from Dr. Nicole! She is very attentive to my needs and is very easy to talk to. Thank you so much!"

    Anna K.
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    "From minute I called things were wonderful. Friendly, reassuring and professional. I feel much better this evening and very grateful."

    Tish P.
Back In Balance
1089 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-214-7750
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Back In Balance
1089 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803