If you have ever suffered from back pain, you have probably tried the most recommended treatments for relief. Spinal decompression can gradually and lightly remove forces caused by gravity or musculoskeletal conditions from the spine, relieving pressure from the gel-like discs that sit between and cushion your vertebra. This gentle treatment involves light stretching of the spine through a motorized traction style machine.

Why it Matters:
Like most new treatments in the conservative care realm, the jury is still out on the exact physiologic mechanisms behind spinal decompression. But research is showing its increased use for some of the most common pain conditions affecting patients today. Here’s are some conditions that have seen success with spinal decompression treatments:

  • Sciatica
    Most individuals with symptoms of sciatica report pain or feelings similar to pins and needles extending down the leg. Decompression may help relieve pressure from the sciatic nerve, alleviating these symptoms.
  • Herniated Disc
    Herniated discs come in all severity types, but spinal decompression has been shown to help reduce even some of the worst pain symptoms. Decompression generates negative pressure in the spinal disc and, in theory, allows for some of the material to retract into the spine.
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
    While the degenerative joint disease may be a natural part of aging, painful symptoms associated with it don’t have to be. Spinal decompression treatment may temporarily allow gapping of these joints that have succumbed to the pressures of gravity, leading to reductions in pain and improved function.

Next Steps:

If you feel like you are at the end of your rope with back pain, it may be time to ask us about spinal decompression therapy! Many people have been able to reclaim their life from back pain, disc injuries, and degenerative joint disease with the help of spinal decompression.

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

Science Source: Zaina F, Tomkins-Lane C, Carragee E, Negrini S. Surgical versus non-surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jan 29;2016(1):CD010264. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010264.pub2. PMID: 26824399; PMCID: PMC6669253.