Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy with Your
Midtown New York Chiropractor
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical method for relieving the pressure that often occurs in the spinal column, which presses on the discs that cushion the individual vertebrae and on the nerves that connect to the spinal column. Over time, gravity causes the vertebrae to press heavily on these discs. These flexible cushions can also become damaged and “bulge” out of their normal position. Spinal decompression gently counteracts the effects of gravity, lifting the vertebra gently apart over a period of time and allowing the discs and nerves to fall back into normal position. The result is greater comfort for the patient, with less pain and fewer nerve problems.
Conditions Spinal Decompression Can Help
Spinal decompression therapy has been found to be an effective method of treatment for a number of spinal conditions, including back pain, neck pain, herniated disc disease, sciatica, worn spinal joints and injured nerve endings. However, it is not used for all types patients or all types of back problems, so you should consult with your chiropractor to determine if it is appropriate for your condition. For example, pregnancy and previous back surgery is not advised for this type of treatment.