In spinal decompression therapy, the spine is stretched and relaxed slowly and controlled. The theory behind spinal decompression is the idea of generating negative intradiscal pressure to reintroduce any herniated or bulging disc material into the disc space and to improve healing through nutrient uptake.

Why it Matters:
So you’re interested in spinal decompression therapy, but you don’t know if you’re able to receive it? The first thing to know is that you don’t need to be in excruciating pain to be a good candidate for this treatment. Many patients with low back pain, sciatica symptoms, herniated or bulging discs, and degenerative joint disease will seek out spinal decompression therapy. Here are some of the ways these patients say it has helped them:

  • Pain
    Perhaps the biggest reported benefit of spinal decompression therapy in reducing pain. Patients with even small amounts of back pain report decreased pain levels that last far longer than an average course of care.
  • Function
    With decreases in pain, it is also possible that you will experience improved function. When the spinal discs function optimally, it has a bottom-up and top-down effect on the entire body. This means that day-to-day tasks like walking, bending, and going from seated to standing may feel easier.
  • Mobility
    Increased mobility in your spine can unlock a world of functional possibilities. When spinal decompression therapy is complete, the muscles have been stretched and relaxed in a precise manner that they can move freely. And when our muscles can move freely, so can our spine!

Next Steps:

Spinal decompression therapy can be a great way to kickstart healing your spinal discs, but remember that you have to give your body other tools to encourage healing. Our team at DeCarlo Chiropractic will help guide the process of helping you find relief with natural solutions that can help correct the cause of your problem.

If you or a loved one think that you can benefit from spinal decompression, and live a better life, contact DeCarlo Chiropractic today at (845) 708- 8885 for a free consultation to see if spinal decompression is right for you!

Science Source:
Wang G. Powered traction devices for intervertebral decompression: Health technology assessment update. Washington Department of Labor and Industries, June 14, 2004. Daniel DM. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy: Does the scientific literature support ef-ficacy claims made in the advertising media? Chiropractic & Osteopathy 15:7, May 18, 2007.