Spinal decompression therapy is a highly-evolved form of traction which is much gentler than the traditional one, with proven results and excellent patient outcomes. While it originally evolved as a treatment from its use in the practice of traditional traction, it’s now it’s own therapy, offering relief to those who suffer from pain in the back and neck.
This non-surgical intervention has been making a difference for many of our patients here at Back & Body Medical, in Midtown. It’s non-invasive and drug-free, precluding the need for surgery and long-term use of anti-inflammatories and other pharmaceutical pain management agents.
What is spinal decompression therapy?
As you read earlier, spinal decompression therapy in Midtown is a form of traction which is much gentler than the one traditionally employed. The therapy uses spinal decompression tables, traction, and other motorized therapeutic devices. These serve to stretch the spine, slowly and gently, removing pressure from the vertebrae. Spinal decompression reduces and eventually, eliminates the pain caused by dysfunction in the spine.
Your spinal disks are like shock absorbers, acting to cushion the vertebrae and preventing them from rubbing together. When there’s a problem, your spine’s shock absorbers can be affected, which stops them from doing their all-important job. That means pain. Spinal decompression relieves the pain caused by bulging disks and returns you to a pain-free life.
When the pressure that causes bulging disks is relieved, fluids needed by your spinal disks to cushion your vertebrae get back to doing their job. They get back to absorbing the shock and affected nerves stop sending pain messages to your brain. Relieving the pressure is all it takes and for that, spinal decompression therapy has been proven highly effective.
From degenerative disk disease to sciatica (a manifestation of herniated disks), spinal decompression therapy has helped hundreds of patients at Back & Body’s state-of-the-art facility in Midtown, New York City.
At Back & Body Medical, in Midtown, we pride ourselves on leading edge diagnostic methodologies that get to the root cause of your pain, accurately and quickly.
It’s that diagnostic accuracy that allows us to move forward with effective treatment plans. It allows us to determine if spinal decompression is the right treatment for you, or if it might be more effective as part of a complex of treatments. At Back & Body, we’re multi-disciplinarian medical professionals specializing in four disciplines under one roof – chiropractic, physical therapy, sports medicine and acupuncture.
We believe in evidence.
At Back & Body, in Midtown, we believe in evidence. We draw on state-of-the-art, scientifically supported therapies to serve our patients to the best of our ability and to support their return to normal function. Medicine, we believe, is about science. We don’t guess and we employ only proven treatments and therapies in care packages tailored to the needs of each patient.
Back and Body Medical is your source for spinal decompression therapy and a host of other therapeutic options. Call to find out how our team can be your team.