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You don’t have to suffer with back or neck pain from a disc herniation or bulge. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared technology that can help alleviate the pain and discomfort from conditions such as:
Disc herniation in the neck or low back
Degenerative Disc Disease
The purpose of this site is to answer frequently asked questions you may have regarding spinal decompression. Many people have seen advertisements or heard of this treatment, but are unsure as to what it is, or if it might help you. If you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, please call our office at 352-732-5590.
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Spinal decompression therapy is FDA-cleared and proven successful for treating a variety of conditions, including disc herniations in the neck and low back, sciatica, degenerative disc disease and facet syndrome. It is a non-surgical therapy that utilizes gentle traction controlled by a computerized protocol. During the procedure the discs in the spine can be isolated and placed under negative pressure with a cycles of contraction and relaxation.
How does this therapy help an injured disc?
When a disc is herniated, bulging, or protruding, it can place pressure on the nerves in the spine. This is responsible for the shooting, burning pain that many people experience with disc injuries. By relieving pressure on the nerves it is possible to eliminate these symptoms. It is also very common for the soft, jelly-like substance inside the disc known as the nucleus pulposus to leak out when the disc has been damaged. The nucleus has chemicals in it that irritate nerves, and decompression can help move these painful chemicals into circulation and away from the nerves in the spine.
What does spinal decompression feel like?
Most patients report a gentle pulling feeling that has been described as very relaxing. We utilize individual protocols to ensure that the therapy is comfortable for you. Our system allows you be treated either on your back or face down, so we can find a position that allows you to relax as much as possible.
How is spinal decompression different from regular traction?
At Ocala Chiropractic Center we use the 3D Active Trac System. This machine uses a computer to control the speed, intensity and duration of the axial distraction. This helps to prevent the muscles in the back from tightening and going into spasm. The 3D Active Trac incorporates rotation, flexion, and extension as well as moving up and down to accommodate our patients.
Are there any conditions for which spinal decompression should not be used?
For pregnant woman, people with permanent nerve damage, or those with severe osteoporosis, spinal decompression is not indicated. If you have had spine surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or cages) than decompression cannot be performed. However, if bone fusion or non-fusion surgery has been performed spinal decompression can be performed in many cases.
Are any other therapies used with spinal decompression?
It is important to understand that spinal decompression is simply one tool of many that may be used in the healing process. Along with the decompression treatments chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, electric muscle stimulation, and rehabilitative exercises may be incorporated into your treatment.
How can I get started?
Call Ocala Chiropractic Center at 352-732-5590 to schedule your evaluation today! Mention this website, and you’ll receive a FREE 30 minute massage with your treatment!