While traditional physical therapy concentrates exclusively on repairing ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints, chiropractic spinal decompression and rehabilitation incorporates a whole body approach that expedites recovery and rapidly improves your overall health and well-being. Spinal decompression in St. Petersburg FL has helped many people regain their spine health without resorting to drugs or surgery.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Utilizing specialized equipment approved by the FDA, spinal decompression therapy involves placing patients in a comfortable harness for application of distraction forces in precise, graduated cycles of unloading and partial relaxation of the spine.
The beneficial vacuum effect created during a spinal decompression session is called "negative intra-discal pressure", which induces retraction of herniated or bulging discs. By creating a vacuum effect between each vertebrae disc, spinal decompression helps decrease and heal bulging discs, disc herniations and disorders caused by a misaligned spine.
This removes pressure off nerve roots while enabling degenerated disc tissues to heal naturally. In addition, decompressing the spine increases the flow of nutrients and fluids into damaged discs to promote rehydration of degenerated discs. Once restored, these cushion-like discs prevent vertebrae from touching each other, irritating nerves and causing pain and stiffness.
How is Spinal Decompression Performed?
To begin the treatment, chiropractors have patients lie on their stomach or back on a padded traction table. Decompression of the spine starts when the chiropractor guides movement of traction equipment using computer software. This process is so relaxing and soothing to most patients that you may actually doze off during treatment!
What Conditions Can Spinal Decompression Treat?
Decompressing the spine relieves the chronic pain, soreness, and stiffness of the following disorders:
- Herniated/torn discs
- Slipped/bulging discs
- Prolapsed discs
- Disc degeneration due to aging or disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet syndrome
Spinal decompression in St. Petersburg FL can also help alleviate upper back pain, neck pain, headaches/migraines, fibromyalgia symptoms and sciatica due to misalignment of the spine. Following a complete examination, your chiropractor may also recommend complementing spinal decompression therapy with massage, strengthening/rehabilitative exercises to support healing of spine and disc conditions.
Schedule an Appointment Today at St. Petersburg Chiropractic & Injury Rehab
Restoring normal functioning of the body's musculoskeletal system following injury or illness involves your chiropractor creating a personalized treatment plan, evaluating diagnostic tests and analyzing specific, range of motion deficiencies. Don't spend another day suffering back or body pain.
Contact St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury Rehab at (727) 519-3757 to make a consultation and examination appointment regarding spinal decompression therapy.