What You Need To Know About Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal compression within the back and neck is caused by irregularities in the spinal anatomy that infringe on surrounding spinal nerves, nerve roots, or the spinal cord itself. The spine is made up of vertebrae, inter-vertebral disc’s, muscles, ligaments, and joints. The joints and discs are especially prone to damage as time goes by, and herniated discs, bulging discs, or bone spurs can project into your spinal canal and infringe on neural activity, which in turn can cause symptoms of numbness, weakness, tingling, and pain.


This therapy focuses on releasing tension which has developed all around spinal nerves. Due to the fact spinal nerve roots are the origin for all your nerves within the body, pressure on these nerves could cause pain to radiate into the extremities. It is very important to remember the term “decompression therapy,” can span an array of pain relief approaches, from non-operative to massively invasive surgery.

The spinal decompression treatment is often conducted on a particularly engineered table in either a face down or face-up state. The clinic decision along with your satisfaction is used in figuring out which position is going to be most effective for you. Treatments may start out in a particular state; however, in succeeding sessions, you may be needed to switch positions. You can expect to stay dressed during the treatment although it is suggested for you to wear loose fitted clothes and remove your belt and also objects like keys and cell phones that are in your pockets. You’ll be comfortably placed on the table, fitted with a wrap around harness. The restraint makes it possible for the unloading of the spine and the discs over a traction motor. The position you are on the table, then the harness, and angle of the gentle distraction enables accurate and concentrated treatment to the afflicted disc or discs.

The main disorders treated with this therapy are the following:

Spinal Stenosis which is stenosis or abnormal narrowing of the spinal column and is a condition which may occur in any area of the spine. The usual reason for the problem is spinal degeneration that comes about with aging.

Degenerative Disc Disease is a natural outcome of the aging process. With the passage of time, people demonstrate changes in their discs because of a small or high degree of degeneration. The condition varies in nature.

Pinched Nerves. This is a condition arising from injury or the damage to the nerve from compression or even direct compression that makes the nerve incapable of properly sending its signal. The reason for a pinched nerve depends on where the nerve is located.

Sciatica caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back. It affects the hip, back, and outer side of the leg.

Failed Back Surgery – A second spinal surgery is not advisable for a person with failed back surgery syndrome following spinal surgery. So, spinal decompression therapy is an alternative that can be considered.

Facet Syndrome .a disorder where the joints in the back of the spine deteriorate and consequently cause pain. Facet joints are located at all levels, on either side of the lumbar spine. They are responsible for about 1/5th of the general stability in the low back. The facet joints are so positioned as to provide whatever support is required particularly concerning rotation.

Arthritis – It is a disorder marked by inflammation of one of more joints. The result is swelling, restricted movement, pain, and stiffness.

At Calvanese Chiropractic we specialize in spinal decompression therapy using non- surgical alternative treatment for back pain associated with spinal and disc problems.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule a consultation. Following a thorough examination, a course of treatment will be customized uniquely for you. Call us today at (954) 742-7882