If you are suffering from ongoing back pain, sciatica, or a herniated disc, finding pain management options is crucial to your long-term wellness and productivity. These conditions are often treated with strong pain medications, which have negative side effects. Our chiropractic team at Colony Chiropractic in The Villages, FL, can help you find lasting relief from your back pain or discomfort without the need for painkillers or invasive procedures.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a type of therapy that provides pain relief without medication. This type of therapy incorporates mechanical stretching of the spine. This gentle, non-surgical procedure allows for space between the vertebrae. This relieves pressure and stimulates better blood and oxygen flow throughout the spinal column. As a result, spinal decompression leads to long-term healing rather than temporary pain relief.
What to Expect During This Treatment
Spinal decompression is performed utilizing a specialized table where a harness is placed around the patient's body. This table is often called a traction table. The table then applies traction intermittently to the body under our chiropractors’ control. The gentle stretching and releasing improve blood flow and nutrient delivery to the spinal structures to relieve pain and improve flexibility.
Those who are suffering from herniated discs or sciatica can experience almost immediate relief when the pressure is relieved from the spine. It is often required that a patient undergo several sessions in order to see lasting results.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
Patients report pain relief without harsh medication. In some cases, the stretching can create a vacuum which will help to pull a bulging disc back into realignment. Spinal decompression also increases the blood flow to your entire spine. This encourages better nutrient flow as well. This can contribute to long-term healing and cell renewal. Some patients also report a decrease in headaches as the pressure in the spine can contribute to recurring headaches.
Conditions Treated with Spinal Decompression
There are many conditions we can treat with the use of spinal decompression. However, common conditions we often treat include:
• Bulging discs
• Degenerative discs
• Herniated discs
• Spinal stenosis
Is This Treatment Safe?
Our chiropractors will use a motorized table which is controlled by a computer. This advanced technology will work with your body to ensure that you are comfortable and that the treatment is not pushing your body into discomfort. Because of this monitoring system, most patients report that these sessions are relaxing. We will continually monitor you throughout each session to ensure you are not experiencing any pain or discomfort.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you have persistent back pain, let our team at Colony Chiropractic in The Villages, FL, help. We utilize spinal decompression to provide pain relief and improve your mobility. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (352) 430-3355 today. When you’re looking for a chiropractor near me, we are happy to assist!