Decompression Therapy

Who Would Benefit From Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Millions of people are faced each day with debilitating back or neck pain and could possibly benefit from spinal decompression therapy. Among those are:

  • Those who suffer from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, radiating arm/leg pain, or any number of pain conditions are all possible candidates for spinal decompression therapy and should be evaluated.
  • People who are currently dependent upon medications or repeated injections to enable daily activities.
  • Anyone whose back or neck pain has severely curtailed their day-to-day activities, including work responsibilities.
  • Those who have tried conservative treatment such a physical therapy, ultrasound treatments, muscle stimulation, or even chiropractic manipulation but without success.
  • Those patients who are faced with back surgery and are uncomfortable with that choice.
  • Those patients who have had failed back surgery.

What Happens During Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Much of the pain experienced in the conditions listed above is due to pressure on a nerve in the spinal canal. The process of spinal decompression gently moves the spine in precise ways that decompress, or relax, and temporarily take the pressure off the nerve. The slight movements create a vacuum, encouraging misplaced spinal structures to re-align. This spinal relaxation and decompression also allows the nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to flow once again to the damaged structures and over time allow healing to occur. This process happens in tiny steps over the course of several decompression treatments, but the results are very good.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is non-surgical and can be performed while totally clothed. The treatment occurs with the patient lying comfortably on the decompression table as it moves.