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Fast, Effective Pain Relief with Spinal Decompression in Bradenton

Spinal DecompressionSpinal decompression therapy is a safe, non-invasive way to reduce back and neck pain fast.

One of the main underlying causes of back pain is nerve compression. Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy is a safe, painless way to relieve nerve pressure, thereby providing pain relief.

How Spinal Decompression Therapy Works

When you come in for decompression therapy, you’ll lay (fully clothed) on a decompression table. The table is moveable and manually controlled by the chiropractor. Your chiropractor will use their hands and very gently apply pressure, stretching your body and relieving nerve pressure.

Each session takes approximately 20-30 minutes. While many patients experience relief after one visit, most patients do not experience long-term relief until after a few weeks of treatment. Patients with severe pain or complex conditions may need six weeks of therapy, with multiple sessions per week.

Decompression therapy has helped many patients who were told that back surgery was the only answer to their back or neck pain. Instead, in many cases, patients have been able to delay surgery or eliminate the need for it altogether.

Common Questions About Decompression Therapy

Before considering this form of treatment, patients often ask us the following questions.

Who Benefits from Spinal Decompression?

Patients who benefit from this decompression therapy include those who have:

  • Tried traditional chiropractic or physical therapy treatments without success
  • Nerve compression
  • Lumbar strains
  • Low back pain with or without sciatica
  • Degenerative discs
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Lumbar disorders
  • Sciatica Neuralgia
  • Lumbar nerve root injury
  • Post-surgical low back pain
  • Acute low back pain
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Disuse atrophy

Are There Any Contraindications?

Unfortunately, not every patient is a good candidate for spinal decompression. If you have any of the following, your chiropractor will recommend other treatment: (Note: This list is not exhaustive.)

  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Disc space infections
  • Tumors
  • Paraplegia
  • Prior surgical fusion of the lumbar spine
  • Pregnancy

How Does Decompression Differ from Traction?

Traction can be administered manually by a health care provider or with special tools, like ropes and pulleys. The goal is to stretch the spine to mechanically relieve pressure. Many criticize traction as harmful as it can cause back spasms and lead to even more pain.

Spinal decompression utilizes a computer that customizes the experience based on the needs of each patient. It helps to ensure that the process is gentle and will not lead to further pain or damage.

Thorassic Park – Providing the Solutions You Need for Relief

Drs. Lee Rangel and Lucas Wilson know that you, your pain, and your lifestyle are unique from any other patient. Therefore, the pain management approach they take must be just as unique.

After some diagnostic tests, your Bradenton chiropractor will present a treatment plan that includes multiple chiropractic modalities to help you heal faster so you can start feeling your best as soon as possible.

Interested in learning if spinal decompression therapy can work for you? Contact us at 941-758-1402 to schedule a consultation.