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Isn't Spinal Decompression Therapy Painful?

Written By Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center, P.A. on January 7, 2021

Spinal DecompressionDecompression is defined as the act of releasing pressure or compression from something. In the case of spinal decompression, it is the act of releasing pressure found in the spinal canal or stretching the spine to ensure that no vertebrae are compressing against one another or compressing on a surrounding nerve – causing pain throughout the body, especially the lower back. 

The idea of releasing this pressure can seem rather off-putting to some – especially if they’ve never experienced chiropractic treatment before. After all, how exactly do you manipulate the spine to remove this pressure without causing more pain?

It’s much simpler than you think, thanks to the many spinal decompression methods available.

Understanding Spinal Decompression

One of the most prevalent conditions across the globe is back pain. In fact, back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, causing approximately 264 million lost workdays per year in America. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical therapy that is designed to help alleviate built-up pressure throughout your spinal canal. It’s often used to help relieve tension and pain associated with:

  • Herniated/Bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve damage and more

In most scenarios, spinal decompression is completed using a specialized piece of equipment, a motorized table. The patient is strapped onto the table, and it is programmed to gently stretch the patient’s spinal canal, helping to release any compressed vertebra. 

Is Spinal Decompression Painful?

While the idea of stretching the spine can seem painful, it’s actually not. The traction tables used in spinal decompression therapy are programmed to provide the best traction for each patient. This ensures that the patient remains comfortable at all times. 

Many patients find spinal decompression therapy rather enjoyable as some say they can feel the decompression in action, providing almost immediate relief. As with most therapies, however, it often takes several sessions to experience the benefits of spinal decompression truly.

Spinal Decompression in Orlando, FL

Here at Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center, we understand that back pain is nothing to scoff at. That’s why we take the time to get to know each of our patients and their pain experience before making any diagnosis or treatment recommendation. We don’t simply mask the symptom of pain – we treat it at its source. 

Are you looking for more information about spinal decompression therapy? Then contact us today to schedule an appointment to have all your questions answered.


Posted In: Chiropractic Spinal Decompression