Understanding How Spinal Decompression Works and What it Can Do for You

It’s hard to feel your best when you’re suffering from chronic or persistent pain. Unfortunately, many providers just mask these symptoms with medications that come with lots of side effects, instead of treating them at the source.

At Daly Integrated Medical Group in Titusville, Florida, our team focuses on improving the health and function of your body by diagnosing the cause of your discomfort and using advanced, holistic therapies to treat it. In many cases, persistent pain — even when you experience it in other areas of your body — originates in your spine. Spinal decompression can offer relief.

Here’s what you should know about spinal decompression and whether it’s right for you.

How spinal decompression works

During spinal decompression, we gently stretch and relax your spine in a controlled fashion. This process works to release any pressure in your spine affecting your discs, vertebrae, and nerves.

Spinal decompression offers two primary benefits. https://www.spine-health.com/treatment/chiropractic/how-spinal-decompression-therapy-thought-work First, it helps move bulging or herniated discs back into position, which relieves pressure on surrounding nerves. Second, it encourages the healing process in your discs by drawing in water, oxygen, and other nutrients.

We can perform spinal decompression manually or by using a special traction table. Both approaches are completely safe, painless, and usually very relaxing.

When to consider spinal decompression

We might recommend spinal decompression for a variety of symptoms or conditions, including:

Herniated discs
Pinched nerves
Neck or back pain
Hip or leg pain
Spinal stenosis
Facet syndrome

While spinal decompression is beneficial for a wide range of issues, we usually don’t suggest this type of treatment if you have severe osteoporosis, an abdominal aneurysm, fractures, or tumors.

What to expect from spinal decompression
Our spinal decompression sessions typically take approximately 15 minutes, and we develop our treatment strategy on a case-by-case basis.

First, we have an initial consultation. During this appointment, we perform a physical exam, discuss your symptoms, review your medical history and digital imaging, and diagnose the cause of your pain. Then, we can move forward with developing a personalized plan to treat your condition at the source.

The total number of treatments required for best results varies, but we recommend a series of up to 20 spinal decompression sessions scheduled over a month or two. Spinal decompression treatments can offer long-lasting pain relief, but they can take a few weeks to provide results. Throughout the course of your treatment, we monitor you closely and make adjustments as needed to provide the greatest success as quickly as possible.

To see if spinal decompression is right for you, contact us by calling 321-267-4324.