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Do You Need Spinal Decompression Therapy?

If you’re suffering from persistent back, neck, or sciatic pain, it may be time to try a new treatment approach. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a safe, non-invasive option that can make a sizable improvement in your pain, as well as the overall health of your spine.  

Let’s learn more about spinal decompression therapy, the benefits that it provides, and whether or not it’s right for you. 

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Available at the Florida Spine & Injury Institute of Lakeland, non-surgical spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment that can effectively relieve back and sciatic pain, including pain from bulging and herniated discs. 

During spinal decompression therapy, we use a machine with motorized traction to gently stretch the spine. This technique realigns the spine to relieve pressure from the spinal discs. Without this pressure, the discs may retract, which, in turn, removes pressure from the nerves and other spinal structures. The result of this for the patient is less pain and inflammation, along with greater mobility in the spine. 

By realigning the spine, spinal decompression therapy also allows water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids to reach the spinal discs. This supports the body’s healing process so that you can recover from pain stemming from the spine. 

Is Spinal Decompression Right for You?

Spinal decompression may allow for a significant improvement in your pain levels and overall wellbeing if you’re experiencing the following problems:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Sciatica, which is characterized by weakness, pain, and/or tingling that radiates down the leg
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome

If you’re experiencing any of the injuries or conditions listed above, reach out to the Florida Spine & Injury Institute of Lakeland to book an appointment. Our highly experienced chiropractic team can determine whether or not non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is right for you.