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What is spinal decompression therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy treats back pain by gently stretching the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves, reducing discomfort.
Your spine is a tower of bones called vertebrae separated by discs. The discs cushion the bones and absorb shock. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and serve as an exit point for the nerves that go out to the rest of your body.
You can develop back pain from many causes. However, changes to the structure of your spine can compress (pinch) or irritate the nerves, resulting in pain.
Sciatica is lower back pain often caused by a herniated disc or bone spurs that compress the sciatic nerve root as it exits the lumbar (lower back) spine.
Am I a candidate for spinal decompression therapy?
The FIX Medical Group team collaborates with you when creating your personalized treatment plan. Together, you determine if spinal decompression therapy is right for you. All such determinations are made after an initial consultation.
You might benefit from the nonsurgical treatment if you have:
- Lower back pain
- Pain that radiates into the arm or leg
- Neck pain
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Pinched (compressed) nerves
- Herniated discs
These conditions are a common source of chronic pain. This pain isn’t normal, and it’s not something you need to accept and live with. FIX Medical Group offers many innovative treatments for chronic pain conditions, like spinal decompression therapy.
They partner with you to give you the tools you need to manage your health and wellness independently.
What happens during spinal decompression therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is part of chiropractic care. Your chiropractor lets you know what you can expect during your therapy at your consultation.
While you lie on the motorized traction table, your chiropractor places a harness around your hips. During therapy, the bottom half of the traction table slides back and forth while the top half remains stationary.
This gentle back-and-forth stretching creates negative spinal pressure, allowing any herniated or bulging discs to move back into place. The gentle stretching also improves circulation to the spine, increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients necessary to heal the damaged discs.
You might need a series of spinal decompression therapy sessions to gain the most benefits.
Are you looking for nonsurgical treatment for your back pain? Call FIX Medical Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about spinal decompression therapy.