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Spinal Decompression Specialist

Sunshine State Medical Inc.

Chiropractic & General Medicine located in Orlando, FL

Serious leg, neck, and back pain can benefit from spinal decompression therapy offered at Sunshine State Medical Inc. in Orlando, Florida. Harvey A. Schub, MD, and his team of expert practitioners offer professional stretching of the spine to create the best possible healing environment for bulging, herniated, and degenerating discs. If you have back pain and any associated complications, call the office or use this website to make your appointment for evaluation and decompression therapy.

Spinal Decompression Q & A

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is done using a traction table and motorized device to literally open up space between your discs. Motorized pressure is applied gently to stretch your spine.

What happens during spinal decompression therapy?

You lie on an exam table with a strap or harness placed around your hips. The other end of this device is attached to the lower part of the table. A similar strap is placed around your upper body. The motor then gently applies pressure to gently extend your spine. Depending on your particular case, you could lay face up (supine) or face down (prone).

You’re fully clothed for the spinal decompression therapy session. The amount of gentle stretching applied by the spinal decompression device depends on your particular treatment plan and the severity of your symptoms. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during the session, alert the staff at Sunshine State Medical Inc. and they can adjust your session.

How does spinal decompression therapy work?

Lower back pain is a very common complaint often caused by complications in the vertebral discs. Discs are like jelly doughnuts that cushion the space between the vertebrae (or bones) of your spine. If a disc ruptures or herniates, part of the gellike fluid inside spills out and irritates nearby nerves.

Spinal decompression involves applying traction to the spine to help you ease pain related to bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. Spinal decompression creates negative pressure between the discs, which helps reposition discs’ material that’s spread due to bulging or herniation.

It can reduce the amount of pressure on these discs, so you experience less discomfort due to spinal damage or degeneration.

The therapy also decreases pressure on discs, giving more space for circulation, oxygenation, and nutrient flow to the area.

Does spinal decompression hurt?

You shouldn’t feel pain during or after decompression therapy. You’ll notice a sensation of stretching in the spine. If you feel discomfort at any point during your treatment or as a result of treatment, talk to Dr. Schub about adjusting the intensity of decompression or changing your treatment plan. 

Decompression is designed to relieve spine pain and associated pain in the neck, shoulders, hips, and legs. You should not experience increased pain as a result.

If you have lower back pain or associated symptoms, spinal decompression offered at Sunshine State Medical Inc. could help. Call to find out more or book a consultation using this website.