What to Expect from Spinal Decompression

Patients may be eligible for nonsurgical or surgical spinal decompression therapy. Non-surgical spinal decompression involves the use of motorized traction to stretch the spine. This gentle procedure reduces pressure on and may induce retraction of herniated and bulging disks. With less pressure on the area, the body may continue with the healing process.

The Benefits of Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression can complement a range of other therapies, such as massage therapy or acupuncture. This non-invasive therapy is often included as part of an effective treatment plan offering benefits like:

  • Improved oxygen, blood flow and movement of nutrients to an affected area, promoting healing.
  • Reduced pressure on injured disks often causing a retraction of bulging or herniated disks.
  • Decreased pressure on surrounding nerves and structures.
  • Being able to perform daily activities and exercises more easily.
  • Reduced pain in the back or neck.

Individuals may require a series of in-office treatments. Each session may last up to 45 minutes. Patients often experience less discomfort, inflammation and muscle tension soon after a session.

Our Team at The Center for Natural Health & Rehabilitation Can Help

For more information about spinal decompression, contact The Center for Natural Health & Rehabilitation at (908) 236-6353.

SpineMed Therapy FAQs

If you suffer from lumbar pain, neck pain, lower back pain, hip pain, or other problems with your central nervous system, you may be wondering if spinal decompression can help with pain relief. SpineMed therapy can be beneficial to people suffering from damaged discs due to poor lifestyle habits or auto injury. These FAQs from Center for Natural Health Rehab in Central, NJ, explain more about SpineMed therapy and how it works to relieve painful spinal issues.

What conditions can spinal decompression treat?

Through spinal decompression, our Central, NJ, chiropractor can help people suffering from lower back pain, cervical pain, neck pain, scoliosis pain, lumbar pain, or hip pain due to herniated, bulging, or damaged spinal discs. In addition to pain, disc problems can cause numbness, weakness, headaches, and restricted mobility and flexibility. SpineMed therapy makes use of a SpineMed machine to stretch your spine to relieve pain and pressure caused by damaged discs, giving your body a chance to heal.

Is spinal decompression painful?

Most people experience little to no discomfort or pain. You may, however, experience a "tightening" sensation in your spine during treatment or muscle soreness similar to when you start a new exercise regimen.

How does spinal decompression differ from standard traction therapy?

Although both therapies entail stretching the spine, traction therapy doesn't go to the root of the problem when it comes to correcting disc issues. SpineMed therapy is designed to treat painful disc symptoms at their source so you can obtain relief. The SpineMed machine creates a vacuum within your disc, causing it to suck in the herniation to restore your disc to its proper position. In the process, blood flow is restored to the area to expedite healing.

Can spinal decompression be used with other treatments?

For optimal results, it's better for SpineMed therapy to be combined with other holistic treatments that can help strengthen and stabilize spinal muscles. Whether your condition was caused by poor lifestyle habits, auto injury, or degenerative spinal discs, it will take time and the collective effort of numerous therapies to help you heal naturally. Disc problems can cause an imbalance in your spine which can be corrected through spinal adjustments to facilitate healing. Spinal exercises will strengthen your spinal muscles and structure to keep disc problems from recurring.

Can spinal decompression help with respiratory problems like asthma, sinus issues, and allergies?

Respiratory problems like asthma, allergies, and sinus issues are impacted by your nervous system. By improving the function of your central nervous system, spinal decompression can help alleviate symptoms of asthma, sinus issues, and allergies.

See Our Central New Jersey Chiropractor for Spinal Decompression

To schedule a consultation at Center for Natural Health Rehab, Central, NJ, for spinal decompression treatment, contact us today at 908-236-6353.