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What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal DecompressionRelieve your pain with spinal decompression.

Spinal decompression – also known as decompression therapy – is a treatment option often used by chiropractors to help those seeking back pain relief. There are two typical types of back pain that most individuals experience at some point throughout their life:

  • Acute back pain: pain that is short-term, lasting no more than a few weeks.
  • Chronic back pain: pain that continues on for long stretches of time, typically 12 weeks or longer.

Of those that experience acute back pain, approximately 20% of them develop chronic back pain. While some forms of back pain can be treated medically with prescription medications or topical and over the counter medications, there are some cases where a more holistic approach is necessary.

Defining Spinal Decompression

A natural alternative to pain treatment.

Spinal decompression is a treatment option often sought out by those looking for a non-invasive, natural treatment to back pain. This method is a type of motorized traction that utilizes several tools, such as a motorized decompression table, to help gently stretch the spine.

This gentle stretching motion helps to take the pressure off the intervertebral discs. These discs are found between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine. Pressure could be caused by any number of issues, including thinning, bulging, or herniated discs. Each of your discs is made up of two parts:

  • The Anulus Fibrosus: The thick, tough outer layer of the disc. This is the part of the disc that can withhold the most compression, keeping the vertebra spaced evenly.
  • The Nucleus Pulposus: The soft inner portions of the disc that helps to distribute pressure across the disc evenly.

While damage to these discs can be the result of an accident, most causes of herniated, bulging, or degenerative discs are due to aging or other underlying medical conditions.

Why You May Seek Spinal Decompression at Pelchat Chiropractic Center

While there are many different types of medical treatment options available to help relieve back pain, more individuals are seeking out a holistic approach to treating their pain.

There are several reasons you may be considering spinal decompression in the Melbourne, FL, area. A few common conditions that may benefit from this treatment method include:

  • Sciatica pain
  • Pain associated with Scoliosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated/Bulging discs
  • Facet syndromes
  • Neck pain
  • Injured spinal nerve roots and more

Spinal Decompression in Melbourne, FL

For those who have never experienced spinal decompression before, the treatment method may seem rather intimidating. However, the team of highly trained professionals at Pelchat Chiropractic Center in Melbourne, FL, is dedicated to giving you only the best treatment possible.

That said, the team will walk you through your entire procedure and will answer all questions you may have to help put your anxious mind at ease.

Think spinal decompression may be a good treatment option for your back pain? Then contact us today or call our office at (321) 242-7721.