What’s Spinal Decompression?
December 02, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

Find out how spinal decompression could help reduce pain and other issues to make moving easier on your body.

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! Countless Americans suffer in silence with back pain. You may have tried spinal decompressionheat or ice to soothe the area. You may have tried over-the-counter pain relievers. Or perhaps you’ve even tried more ergonomic ways to work at your desk every day. But if these changes aren’t fixing it then it’s time you turned to our Tampa, FL chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias and Dr. Karen Derr, to see if spinal decompression could finally give you the relief you want.

What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is when the spine is both stretched and relaxed through therapeutic techniques to reduce symptoms and improve how the spine functions and moves.

During the session you will lie on a motorized table where we will then place a harness around your hips. The harness will also be attached to the table. While the upper portion of the table is immobile, the lower half is able to move back and forth to help provide the traction needed to stretch out the spine and take pressure off certain disks or regions. And you’ll be happy to know that this procedure is completely painless.

Who can benefit from this chiropractic treatment in Tampa?
Those dealing with persistent back pain, as well as those suffering from herniated and bulging disks, neck pain and sciatica can often find amazing relief through spinal decompression therapy.

Who isn’t a good candidate for spinal decompression?
While spinal decompression is a safe and effective way to alleviate back problems, there are some people that just aren’t ideal candidates for treatment including:

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Those who’ve had a spinal fusion
  • Those with broken vertebrae
  • Those who have an artificial disk in their spine
  • Those who have had multiple back surgeries

How many sessions will I need?
Each session lasts about 30 to 45 minutes and several sessions are always recommended. Depending on the type and severity of your symptoms you may require between 15 to 30 sessions in order to achieve the full results. Sometimes our chiropractic specialist in Tampa will recommend getting spinal decompression in conjunction with other options like laser therapy, heat or ice therapy or electric stimulation. We may also offer up some lifestyle changes such as performing certain exercises each day or taking nutritional supplements to improve your health and prevent back pain.

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy is here to provide a host of chiropractic treatments that cater to your needs and problems. We are here to shed light on your issues and also provide you with comfort and pain relief when you need it most. Call us today!