Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression at Bomberg Chiropractic

Dr. Bomberg adjusting a mans lower back

Acute and chronic pain are more than inconvenient because they can affect every area of your life. Fortunately, spinal decompression therapy is available. The process involves stretching the spine on a motorized device or traction table and restructuring the muscles for greater physiological support.

When used correctly, the therapy is highly beneficial for symptom and pain relief, so let's learn how Dr. Bomberg uses this specialized treatment and how it might benefit you.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

When your discs are compressed, it can lead to disruptive and severe pain that affects everything from your joints to regular activities like walking and standing. Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical option that uses motorized traction to help relieve back pain.

The system manually opens up the areas where your spinal nerve roots pass through and has been used for years by chiropractors and physical therapists to treat multiple issues, including:

  • Worn spinal joints
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica, neck and back pain
  • Diseased or injured spinal nerve roots

If you've tried using stretching, wearing a brace, resting the area, using ice or heat, or even taking pain medications and you still found no relief, spinal decompression therapy might be the right choice.

How It Works: Spinal Decompression Therapy

The process is quite simple, and a harness is fitted around your pelvis and trunk, which is attached to a system on the unit. You will lie face down on a specialized table, and the doctor will operate it to customize the care for your needs.

The angles and force may be adjusted through the process, and treatments last around 20 minutes. They are typically completed three times a week for one month, with the care generally lasting only about eight weeks.

The goal is to stabilize your ligaments, muscles, and tendons, and additional therapies may include muscle stimulation, ultrasound use, and cold and heat therapy to help restructure the system and enhance muscle control for better neck and back support.

What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is an excellent option for individuals experiencing ongoing discomfort, pain, tingling, or numbness in their neck, back, or legs and has been used for more than ten years to treat persistent chronic pain.

The benefits are undeniable, and the most common results include:

  • Overall condition improvement
  • Chronic pain and symptom relief
  • Repositioning of how to place discs
  • Faster healing
  • Increased flow into the disc allows more oxygen and nutrients into the spine

Spinal decompression therapy is a holistic alternative that offers exceptional results, so if you are interested in how it can help you, reach out to Dr. Bomberg’s team today.

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