What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy—also known as flexion distraction—is a non-surgical procedure designed to reduce pain related to spinal disc problems. It is a popular chiropractic technique that has been practiced for many years in the treatment of lower back pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica.
Herniated or bulging discs in the spine can place pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord. By gently stretching the spine we can reduce the pressure within and between the discs. This not only minimizes disc bulging, but also helps to allow fluids and nutrients to enter the disc.
Spinal decompression therapy is a variation of traction. It should only be performed by a trained clinician. During a session you will lay on a specialized table. The upper part of the table remains in a fixed position, while the bottom is on a slidable track. With a harness around the hips and lower body, the bottom track of the table slides back and forth to stretch the spine. The stretching is done in a controlled and deliberate manner—there should be no pain or sudden movements involved.
Sessions are custom tailored to each patient’s needs and generally last approximately 8 minutes. A treatment plan may also include other therapies, such as electric stimulation, (known as TIM), ultrasound, heat/cold therapy, or chiropractic manipulation.
Make an appointment online anytime.
We are Here to Help
Our mission is to provide a timely and sustainable recovery. We practice a wide range of evidence-based techniques to aid in your recovery, customized for each patient.
Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment to help restore your full range of motion.
Therapy modalities such as cold laser or electric stimulation to minimize muscle tightness, pain, and swelling.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to improve circulation and reduce pain.
Therapeutic stretching to increase your flexibility.
Nutrition supplementation to support your dietary needs.
Irondequoit Chiropractic Center is proud to have serves the Rochester community for more than 20 years. You can schedule an appointment anytime by contacting our office.