How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work

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Integrative Physical Medicine of Mount Dora
Mount Dora Chiropractic Care
6909 Old Highway 441 #116
Mount Dora, FL 32757
(352) 561-2361
Mount Dora Chiropractor – Mount Dora Chiropractic Pain Management Physician


Spinal Decompression Therapy is a gentle non-surgical treatment that works by restoring proper function to an injured spinal disc. This is done by producing a controlled, mechanical traction on the spine using our Decompression Table. During the pull phase, injured discs are gently stretched apart, producing a suction force inside the disc. This draws disc bulges and herniations back into the center of the disc along with oxygen, water, nutrients, and other essential healing substances. If the decompression is successful, the disc remains healthy even after the treatment is finished.

Decompression therapy can be a legitimate alternative to surgery. You don’t have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, or syndromes of the lower back and neck, Decompression therapy may help you.

At Integrative Physical Medicine, our patient’s comfort is our top priority, and we want their visits to be enjoyable and successful. Treatments are short in duration and administered while you’re fully clothed. Most patients undergoing this treatment report improvements and a reduction in their pain after only a few sessions. Decompression therapy gently stretches the spine, relieving pressure from the discs, joints and muscular tissues, while enhancing the body’s natural healing process.

Your comfort and safety are of primary importance during the treatment. Therefore, unlike any other decompression device, you have several positioning options, so you will be able to rehabilitate your discs and spine while remaining comfortable. During the treatment, you’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which gently graduate to a peak over a period of several minutes.

Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes and most patients feel pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. It is important to remember, however, that pain reduction does not necessarily mean that your discs and spine are healed, so it is critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their practitioners in order to achieve the full value of the treatment.

Experience has shown that the majority of patients who recover with decompression therapy generally remain well. However, some individuals whose lifestyle or work environment tend to expose them to higher risk factors have found that a follow-up or maintenance program of decompression treatment sessions offers a measure of protection against disabling “flare ups” of their back pain. Patients in this category usually develop, in consultation with their practitioner, their own rhythm of maintenance visits that can help mitigate future problems.

Decompression therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing or even eliminating back and neck pain. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, call us today to make an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for Decompression therapy. Our clinic is dedicated to offering the latest, state-of-the-art therapies for lower back pain, sciatica pain relief, pinched nerve, neck pain relief, and bulging or degenerative disc diseases. We believe Spinal Decompression therapy to be the most advanced, non-surgical and pain-free alternative.

Spinal decompression therapy can help some people with back pain after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery.


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Call Us Today: (352) 561-2361

Integrative Physical Medicine of Mount Dora
Mount Dora Chiropractic Care
6909 Old Highway 441 #116
Mount Dora, FL 32757
(352) 561-2361
Mount Dora Chiropractor – Mount Dora Chiropractic Pain Management Physician