Decompression Therapy

Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain? Are you considering decompression surgery? Before you do, learn about nonsurgical spinal decompression offered at Wasserman Chiropractic.

Decompression Therapy

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain can be caused by many things ranging from injuries to the natural effects of aging. To help you understand what’s happening in your body, you first need a basic understanding of the anatomy of your spine. Your spinal cord is protected by a vertebra. Between each vertebra are small discs that function as shock absorbers to protect the vertebra and spinal cord. Sometimes these disks become damaged or herniated. Herniated discs can press on surrounding nerves, causing pain or numbness.

What is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression helps relieve back pain by gently stretching the spine. This movement relieves pressure on the spinal disks, causing herniated disks to retract. Once the spinal disks are back in place, pressure is taken off nerves and other structures of your spine which is the source of your pain. Decompression therapy also promotes the distribution of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the spinal disks so they can heal faster.

Nonsurgical Spinal

Who Should Get Spinal Decompression Therapy?

If you’re looking for a non-invasive method for back pain relief, then spinal decompression therapy might work for you. You might be a candidate for decompression therapy if you suffer from:

  • Disc bulge or protrusion: A condition in which the outer layers of discs move out of place, causing pressure on spinal nerves.
  • Disc herniation: The inner part of the disc pierces through the outer layers causing swelling and pressure on the spinal nerves.
  • Sciatica: Pain going down the leg caused by pressure on spinal nerves.
  • Stenosis: Pain that travels down the arms and legs due to pressure on the spinal cord.
  • Disc degeneration: Deterioration of disc causing a loss of disc height.
  • Facet Syndrome: A condition affecting the small joints of the back and spinal bones.

People with the following conditions should NOT have nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy:

  • Pregnancy
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Mental implants in the spine
  • Fractures of the spine
  • Metastatic cancer
  • Disk-space infections

What to Expect

During spinal decompression therapy, you are fully clothed and fitted to a harness around your pelvis and around your waist. You will either lie face down or face up on a computer-operated decompression table. A doctor operates the table, using the computer to customize the treatment according to your needs.

Treatment can last from 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on your symptoms and condition, you might need up to 28 treatments spanning a 5 to 7-week period. Treatments often used along with spinal decompression therapy include:

  • Electrical stimulation therapy (causes targeted muscle contraction).
  • Ultrasound (use of sound waves to promote healing).
  • The heat of cold therapy.

Why Wasserman Chiropractic?

Don’t waste time and risk self-injury with do-it-yourself tools for spinal decompression at home. For best results and to ensure your safety, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. If you’re looking for a trusted chiropractor in Coral Springs, then Wasserman Chiropractic is the place to go. Why?

  • Over 30 years of experience in successful treatment
  • Gentle, quality patient care
  • High patient recovery rates
  • Customized treatment plans

Tired of back pain? Give spinal decompression therapy a try.

Do you want to learn more or schedule an appointment? Simply give us a call at 954-755-1980 or contact us online.