Spinal decompression can be a highly effective way of treating conditions affecting the spinal column, such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis. Gabriel Boze, DC, and his team at Revive Medical and Rehab in Spring Hill, Florida, are highly skilled in using spinal decompression as part of a program of rehabilitation for patients affected by back pain. Call Revive Medical and Rehab today to find out more, or book an appointment online.
Spinal decompression is a technique that Dr. Boze uses to stretch the vertebrae in your spine. It involves laying on a motorized treatment table with a harness attached to your lower body.
As one end of the table moves backward and forward, the harness gently pulls the vertebrae apart to relieve compression, stretching and relaxing your spine just enough to release vertebral discs or other tissues and allow them to move back into place.
A spinal decompression session lasts 30 to 45 minutes on average, and most patients need between 15 and 30 sessions over a four to six week period.
You need to follow Dr. Boze’s instructions on how to help your body heal to optimize the results of spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is useful for treating disc-related problems and conditions such as spinal stenosis and facets syndrome.
Your spine is made up of a series of individual bones called vertebrae that form a column from your pelvis area to your neck. You have discs of soft tissue between each bone to provide cushioning for the spine and to prevent the vertebrae from rubbing against each other.
Sometimes these discs get damaged or injured and start bulging out from between the vertebrae.
As you age, discs inevitably begin to lose their flexibility and begin to harden, or they can suffer a hernia, where the tough outer layer splits and the jelly-like substance inside the discs leak out.
Any damage to the discs causes the vertebrae to lose their cushioning, and a herniated disc can press on the nerves in the spinal column, causing pain and loss of function.
Spinal decompression helps by easing the vertebrae apart to encourage the discs to realign and heal.
Spinal decompression may sound painful, but it can be very comfortable. You’ll be aware of the feeling of your back stretching but should soon feel relief from the pain compression is causing.
Spinal decompression is safe and effective when carried out by experienced professionals like Dr. Boze, but it isn’t suitable for pregnant women or anyone who has:
If spinal decompression isn’t suitable for you, Dr. Boze can discuss one of the other effective alternative treatments available at Revive Medical and Rehab. If you’re experiencing back pain, call the clinic today, or book an appointment online.