Using a pulling force to reduce pressure on the spinal disks is called spinal decompression. This method can be used to treat different health conditions like degenerated or bulging disc, back or neck pain. Spinal decompression can be done by hands or a special machine that pulls to separate the upper and lower body.
Spinal decompression procedure has been in use for many years. Some feel that it lacks clinical evidence to support its claims. While others say that proven results on numerous patients support their claims. However there are significant pros and cons of undergoing spinal decompression.
It is a non-surgical procedure without even using drugs.
Spinal decompression is a perfectly safe procedure which delivers results without hurting the patient in any way. As a matter of fact, many people tend to fall asleep during a spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression addresses the problem of the patient which is a structural disturbance of the spine that is causing the patient significant discomfort.
A negative of the treatment would be that it is not covered under any insurance policy. Hence, the patient may be required to pay the bill.
An advice to aspiring chiropractors would be to invest in a good, solid table. Since this table would be put to use every day of your medical practice, it would be advisable to consult with established chiropractors to get an idea of what to buy.
Another con would be to invest in a good table, cost towards maintaining it and space to keep it in. In addition new patients need to be educated about the table, which will take more consultation time and hence prove more costly.
Before investing in a chiropractic table, see if spinal decompression has viability in your area. Looking from a business point of view, look around if there are any other clinics offering the same service. And if so, see how you differentiate yourself. It will take time to build a reputation.