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Benefits of Spinal Decompression

If you’re experiencing back pain that won’t go away, you may find relief with spinal decompression. Spinal decompression relieves pressure on the spinal discs, nerves, and other structures of the spine to promote movement of oxygen and nutrient rich fluids into the discs so they can heal. The main goal is to achieve long-lasting pain relief, greater range of motion, and improved spinal flexibility.

Common Causes of Back Pain

The spine is made up of vertebrae that consist of ligaments and spinal discs it also provides support for your entire body. Degeneration and injuries to the spine can cause you pain due to compression of the spinal column and pressure on the nerves.

Spinal decompression relieves the pressure to ease the pain. There are several conditions that contribute to back pain.

These conditions include:

  • Herniated discs: part of the disc is pressed against the nerve
  • Bulging discs: the cushion between the vertebrae bulges out
  • Sciatica: damage to sciatic nerve
  • Pinched nerves: a nerve is compressed, causing pain, numbness, or tingling
  • Spinal stenosis: narrowing of the space in your spine due to herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative discs: the cushion between the vertebrae starts wearing down
  • How Spinal Decompression Works

    Spinal decompression is a type of traction used to relieve back pain and works by gently stretching the spine. These treatments work by restoring the proper amount of space between your vertebrae.

    Treatment is done in an outpatient office using a motorized table separated into two parts. You are laid face up on the table and harnessed in at the hips and attached to the bottom of the table.

    Your upper body is then secured to the top portion of the table. Once secured the bottom half of the table is moved back and forth to facilitate stretching of the spine.

    Treatments generally last 30 to 45 minutes and may require a series of sessions depending on the severity of your condition.

    When the space is restored between the vertebrae, fluids move in to help rehydrate them and the natural healing process is set into motion.

    If you would like to find out more about spinal decompression to relieve back pain, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.

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