Decompression Therapy – An Effective Solution

young woman receiving spinal decompression therapyThere is nothing that can disrupt your life more quickly than back pain.  When it hits, you can be doing something as innocuous as grabbing a pot out of a kitchen cupboard, or petting your dog.  One false move and you’re out of the game for awhile.

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical intervention that can make all the difference to those suffering from the kind of back pain that slows you down to a crawl.  While you’re clutching your back, popping anti-inflammatories and hoping it “just goes away,” the professional clinicians at Back and Body Medical in New York City are waiting, offering an effective, drug-free solution.

How it Works

Most of us have heard of traction.  Spinal decompression is a form of traction which is much more gentle than the traditional method.  Employing a mechanism which stretches the spine, spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive method of addressing back pain which slowly removes pressure from the vertebrae and in so doing, reduces and eventually, eliminates back pain.

The spinal disks work as cushions which prevent the vertebrae from rubbing together.  Spinal decompression acts to decrease pressure, thus relieving the pain that can be caused by herniated or bulging disks.  Affected nerves are the cause of the pain caused by these spinal anomalies.  When the pressure that causes herniation is relieved, fluids required to cushion your vertebrae can return to their rightful places – the spinal disks.  These bear oxygen and nutrients that promote healing.  When pressure is alleviated, the health of your spine is no longer compromised.

Spinal decompression therapy can be used to treat a range of conditions which provoke back pain, including sciatica (manifested in the legs, but usually originating in the spine).  It can be highly effective in the treatment of degenerative disk disease, also.

Diagnostics First

While decompression therapy has proven helpful for many suffering from such conditions, the first thing we’ll do at Back and Body Medical is to find the source of your back pain.  Then we’ll talk to you about its sources and whether the therapy is right for you.  It may be that your particular complaint requires a combination of therapeutic responses.  At Back and Body, we specialize in multi-disciplinarian programs of care which respond to the unique needs of individuals.

Our advanced diagnostic protocols provide us with the kind of information we need to assemble the right plan for you.  We don’t believe that “one size fits all” here.  At Back and Body Medical, we know every one of our patients is different.  Our therapeutic responses are tailored to individuals.  That’s why we’re a patient-centered practice.  With patients as the focus of all we do, you’re assured that our clinicians will deliver an individualized program of treatment that’s effective.

At Back and Body Medical, we employ only those therapies which stand up in the face of evidence and research.  We’re medical professionals who take science seriously because our practice is all about results and healing.  With patient outcomes at the top of our agenda, Back and Body is your source of decompression therapy and a host of other therapeutic options tailored to your needs.


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