What is spinal decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is device-assisted, motorized traction that can relieve back pain. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine, taking pressure off the spinal discs between your vertebrae. This relieves pressure around and in the disc allowing your spine to reposition naturally. By creating negative pressure, a rush of nutrients, oxygen, and water may go into your disc tissue, fostering a healing environment for your back.

What symptoms and conditions does it help with?

Spinal decompression therapy is especially helpful for lower spine pain, and it can help with a number of other conditions, including:

You and your team of Doctors at BackFit may also find it helpful to include other modalities in your treatment, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, electrical stimulation, hot or cold therapy, ultrasound as treatment, and/or spinal bracing.

What can I expect during a decompression treatment?

During a spinal decompression session, you will remain clothed and lay down on the decompression table. It is similar to an inversion table, but the table lays flat and no hanging upside down takes place. A harness is placed around your hips that attaches to the lower part of the table near your feet.

The lower part of the table will then move slowly back and forth while the top part of the table remains fixed. You should not feel pain during or after decompression therapy, although you will feel your spine stretching.

Your doctor may recommend one or many sessions to assist in your healing process. Sessions last from 10 minutes to 30 minutes based on your treatment plan.

How do I get started?

Click here to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for spinal decompression. After carefully taking your history and reviewing your previous treatments and medications, our doctors will discuss if it is right for you, or if another plan of action may be better to get you back to the life you deserve!


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