Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is a type of noninvasive traction therapy that involves stretching the spine out to relieve pressure on your spinal discs, which are pads of spongy tissue that sit between your vertebrae. The therapy involves the patient sitting on a table and undergoing a series of computer-controlled stretches with periods of rest in between. The therapy places negative pressure in the discs, which can cause herniated discs to move back into place, take pressure off of pinched nerves, and address other issues related to spinal compression.
What Conditions can be Treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy can be used to effectively treat a number of painful conditions. Some of the more common include the following:
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint syndrome
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal arthritis
- Compression fractures
- Spinal stenosis
- Bulging discs
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is often an effective and alternative option to surgical spinal decompression methods. Surgery always carries certain risks, and these risks can be especially high when your surgeon is working near your spinal cord. For this reason, people who are experiencing back pain should always explore all of their treatment options before resorting to surgery.
Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help You?
After reading about the benefits of spinal decompression therapy, you may anxious to get started. Importantly, not all people with back pain or the conditions listed above are viable candidates for spinal decompression surgery. When you come and meet with our team of integrative healthcare professionals, we will thoroughly evaluate your medical condition and determine whether spinal decompression therapy is appropriate for you. If it is not, we offer various other back pain treatment options which may be able to benefit you.
Call Tampa Bay Spine & Injury to Learn More about Spinal Decompression Therapy
If you are experiencing back pain that affecting your day-to-day life, you should call Tampa Bay Spine & Injury today. We offer a number of services meant to address chronic pain and provide each patient we see with an individualized treatment plan. To schedule an appointment, call our St. Pete office today at 727-898-3852.