What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy, also known as non-surgical spinal decompression, is a practice that utilizes spinal decompression tables to relieve pain by creating a scenario in which painful disc tissue is able to move back into place and heal, alleviating the pain this condition causes. 

Spinal decompression therapy aims to help patients who suffer from debilitating pain due to bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. It can also be used for the pain management and treatment of many causes of sciatica, injured or diseased spinal nerve roots, and worn spinal joints. 

The therapy itself works to stretch the spine, using a decompression table or other device, in order to create negative pressure and space for the disc fluid to move back into place. The ultimate goal of spinal decompression is to relieve the patient’s chronic back, arm, neck, and/or leg pain, and to heal the source of said pain. 

Spinal decompression therapy is also referred to as non-surgical decompression therapy, since it is often used as a safe, affordable, and extremely effective alternative to spinal surgery. The distinction between surgical and non-surgical spinal decompression is an important one, as surgical spinal procedures are often considered a last option, while spinal decompression therapy is a safe treatment at any stage of back pain. The most common spinal decompression surgeries are laminectomy and microdiscectomy, which present a greater risk of complication or failure.  

At Hudson valley spine care we provide a variety of Chiropractic and Medical treatments for back pain. After an extensive medical history and examination is performed, we can provide a individualized treatment plan for each patient. This customized treatment protocol is based on their diagnosis.

There are many different treatment approaches which can help in management and resolution of back pain. They include; spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments which help to relieve pressure on the nerve and reduce the pain caused by herniated desk's or misalignment of the spine. Adjunctive therapy modalities such as ice, hot moist pack therapy, traction, electronic muscle stimulation, and decompression therapy. Medications to reduce the pain, inflammation and muscle spasms.

When the patient has the proper evaluation and diagnosis, the correct combination of therapeutic interventions produce the greatest amount of relief for the patient. At Hudson Valley spine care we offer large variety of treatment options which is customized for each individual patient.