Anyone who's had to endure back, neck, or leg pain knows how complex it can be, and getting relief from the symptoms may be your only focus. To help manage the pain, spinal decompression therapy has grown in popularity as an alternative holistic option because it can offer relief from the symptoms without needing invasive surgery.

Dr. Bomberg's team are experts in spinal decompression therapy, so let's look at who would benefit from the care to help you discern if it's the right option for you.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Your spinal column comprises vertebrae bound together and consists of discs and ligaments. A path of nerves runs through the tissues, and when injuries or degeneration occurs, this can put extra pressure on the entire spinal system, causing discomfort and, in some cases, extreme pain.

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment that helps relieve pressure on the components, and it's completed via your chiropractor or physical therapist.

During the process, you will be fitted with a harness around your pelvis and trunk while lying on a specialized table. The practitioner will manipulate the table based on the prescribed care needed with the intention of realigning the muscles, discs, and ligaments to create stronger support to ensure the problematic areas are retrained to stay in place.

Treatments can last between 20 minutes and up to 45, depending on the severity of the symptoms, and the treatments can take up to 8 weeks to complete.

Who Would Benefit From Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy is ideal for anyone who's experiencing bulging discs, sciatica issues, and general neck and back pain. Even if you have a slipped disc or spinal stenosis, you may also benefit from utilizing this treatment to help you get relief from the pain.

A few key symptoms that can indicate it might be the right choice for you include:

  • Loss of sensation

  • Radiating pain

  • Numbness or tingling

  • Muscle weakness

Who Should Avoid Spinal Decompression Therapy?

While this treatment can be an excellent option, there are those who it may not be the right fit for, so if you're dealing with broken vertebrae, have had a spinal fusion, implants in the spine, or failed back surgery, it may not be recommended.

While this varies from person to person, always check with your practitioner because they may have other options available to help alleviate your symptoms, even if spinal decompression therapy isn't the right match.

What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Because your spinal column is intricately designed, decompression compression therapy can offer exceptional benefits:

  • Natural relief from neurological symptoms and pain

  • Once the discs are realigned, this allows for nutrient-rich fluids and oxygen to access the area more efficiently and help with healing

  • It's non-evasive, so there's no surgery involved

  • Reduces the need for pain medication or other treatments

  • Improvement in back and spinal problems

Professional Chiropractic Care in Plymouth

Spinal decompression is an alternative treatment option that is safer than surgery and gives you the relief you need, and Dr. Bomberg can help.

Our personalized treatment plans help to ensure that you're getting the highest level of care available, and we specialize in overall chiropractic wellness care in Plymouth to help you feel your best.

Our team is happy to answer all your questions. If you need to schedule an appointment, call the office at 763-450-1755 or reach out to us online, and we'll get back to you shortly.