Spinal Decompression and You

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Have you ever had neck pain or low back pain? If so, you know how miserable it can be. If the discomfort or pain lasts more than a few hours or a couple of days, it can even interrupt your typical daily activities. You may not be able to lift, bend or do anything. It’s difficult to think of anything other than getting the relief you need. There are adequate options available, but you must find one that works. Spinal decompression therapy is one method of treatment that many people are turning to today. If you want to know if it’s right for you, learn more about it before making a decision.



This therapy uses motorized traction and can help relieve back pain by gently working and stretching the spine. It takes pressure off spinal discs, which sit between the bones and cushion the spine. Bulging discs may retract, taking the pressure off the nerves and relieving pain. The process promotes the movement of oxygen and water in the body, which can provide a faster healing process as well.


This treatment can be used for back or leg pain, neck pain, arm pain, bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, radiating pain or numbness. It is a great alternative for those who would rather not have surgery and for those who are tired of taking medication just to get through the day. It’s not a treatment that will cause your symptoms to become worse. Many patients believe that it is worth an attempt before going into surgery to fix an issue.


The treatments last 10-20 minutes and you might get a few dozen treatments over a two-month period. You will have a harness around your abdomen and the chiropractor will operate a computer to customize the treatment for your needs. If you have any fractures, tumors, osteoporosis or metal spinal implants, it’s not a procedure you should attempt. Otherwise, those in good health can give it a go. It’s a very relaxing and comfortable treatment!


To go along with the spinal decompression therapy, it might be wise to take on other treatments at the same time to promote healing. You may also engage in stretching exercises, bracing, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and more. We can discuss what’s best for your therapy with us here at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic as everyone’s situations depends on their specific pain and injured area. Call us today at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment!

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