Does your back hurt? Chronic back pain is often caused by an injury to the spinal discs, the soft gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. When these become swollen or bulge, they can result in excruciating pain as they press on the nerves in your lumbar spine.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit our medical center in Tarpon Springs, Florida. If debilitating pain in your lower back or neck is affecting your life, our non-surgical spinal decompression therapy may help.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Non-invasive spinal decompression helps relieve pain in your back by stretching the spinal column and taking the pressure off of your discs. This form of chiropractic care uses a decompression table to elongate the spine slowly.
Spinal decompression is a form of motorized traction, stretching the spine over time, and releasing the pressure on the discs. A bulging or herniated disc might retract to take the stress off your nerves, allowing for the flow of oxygen, nutrients, and water into the discs to help them recover.
What is Spinal Decompression?
The idea behind this therapy is to use pressure to reposition or reduce pressure on nerves and discs in the spine to relieve pain without drugs or surgery. Spinal decompression has been successful in treating numerous cases of herniated or bulging discs to reduce pain and promote optimal healing.
Decompression therapy is also a natural pain relief alternative in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, such as:
- Joint problems
- Painful sports injuries
- Degenerated discs
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Failed back surgery
- And more
What's Involved in Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression sessions are typically short. A medical practitioner fits a harness to your pelvis and another to your torso while you lie face up or down on a traction table. This table is controlled by a computer, though it can also be moved manually. The treatment is customized to treat your unique lumbar spine symptoms and may be adjusted as you start to experience relief. If you are a good candidate for spinal decompression, our doctor will personalize a treatment plan to provide all-natural pain relief.
Therapy sessions are typically short. To achieve optimum results, patients are encouraged to complete a series of treatments until the discs and spine have fully healed. Spinal decompression therapy is virtually painless with many of our patients saying that they find the treatment relaxing.
If you are interested in non-surgical, drug-free spinal decompression to relieve a range of back pain-related problems, make an appointment at our medical clinic in Tarpon Springs to discuss natural options for pain management.