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    Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy

    10/22/2015

10/22/2015

Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy

Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy

Are you looking to learn more about spinal decompression therapy? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our medical offices have used this type of treatment to help relieve pain from a variety of different problems with great success. While it is certainly not for everyone, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can be very effective in many cases. It is often a good option to start with since it is non-invasive and more natural than many other solutions doctors today are offering.

If it is decided that spinal decompression therapy is a good option for you, we can have it performed right here in our offices. We have patients who come in from Midtown NYC, Midtown Manhattan and the surrounding NYC area for our convenient treatment options. Take a moment to read on to learn more about what spinal decompression therapy is and how it may be able to help you.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy, commonly referred to as non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, works by stretching the spine using gravity or motorized traction. This essentially changes the force on the spine itself, which will take pressure off of the gel-like disks of the spine. By reducing this pressure your body is able to heal itself and relieve the pain. The specific length of time and pressure relief involved will vary from patient to patient, but in many cases it can provide results quite quickly.

What Conditions can Spinal Decompression Therapy Treat

Spinal decompression therapy has been used to treat a variety of different conditions for many years. The following are some of the conditions it is most commonly used to treat:

  • Sciatica – Sciatica is associated with pain, tingling and/or weakness in the back that travels down the leg.
  • Bulging Disk – A bulging (or herniated) disk is when the disk is not centered properly on the spine. This decompression therapy can help allow the disk to move back where it needs to be, effectively treating the condition.
  • Worn Spinal Joints – Worn joints are commonly caused by age or extreme use over time. Providing pressure relief can help reduce or even eliminate the pain associated with this condition.
  • Spinal Injury – If you have experienced a spinal injury of any type, this type of therapy may be a good option. It can relieve the pressure so facilitate your body’s own natural healing process quite effectively.

There are many other issues that can be treated with nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy. Working with our medical doctors, chiropractors and the rest of the team we can help determine whether or not this is a good option based on your specific situation.

Contact Us

If you’d like to learn more about spinal decompression therapy or see if it is a good option for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak with someone from our team. Our offices are conveniently located for anyone in Midtown NYC, Midtown Manhattan or anywhere around NYC so you can stop in for a consultation to see if it will work for you.