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Spinal Decompression

spinal decompression therapy in pensacola, Florida

Research has shown spinal decompression to be successful in up to 89% of patients. More than ten major research studies have been conducted, all showing promising results for patients treated with spinal Decompression. Here is a summary of some research studies performed on spinal decompression.

Can spinal decompression really cause a decrease in disc herniation or cause an Increase In Disc Height?

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy was developed to provide a non-invasive option for low back and neck pain caused by herniated, bulging, and degenerated discs. Back pain can be a debilitating condition that can stop you from living a normal and functional life. It can be caused by a variety of conditions or factors, like:

Herniated or bulging discs
Pinched Nerve
Sciatica (lower back, hip, and leg pain)
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
Spinal Stenosis
Post-Surgical Pain

We specialize in non-invasive, drug-free treatments that relieve long-term pain and restore natural health. Spinal Decompression Therapy is one of our most prescribed treatments because of its effectiveness in treating lower back pain. This holistic treatment relieves the pent-up pressure within compressed discs and vertebrae by slowly and gently stretching the spine. Many patients who have tried surgery or medications without success report experiencing significant relief with this treatment. With their pain decreased (or eliminated altogether) and their range of movement restored, normal mobility and function are returned to their original state, allowing patients to resume their everyday activities.

What Should I Expect From The Procedure?

Before the procedure begins, your physician will strap you to the machine with a harness, which should position your back for optimal decompression. You should feel a gradual lengthening of your spine as the discs are relieved of excess pressure. Some patients report slight discomfort with the first couple of sessions. It quickly subsides once they get acclimated to the treatment. Otherwise, you can push the safety switch any time during the session if you feel the discomfort is too great.

Each session lasts about 30 minutes without downtime or additional medication needed. Patients get great results with 20 to 25 sessions over 4 to 6 weeks to heal properly. However, the frequency of prescribed therapy depends on your condition. Some patients require less due to the mildness of their symptoms; others require more due to the severity of their disorder.

Why Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Though traction, physical therapy, and traditional manipulation can reduce disc pressure, it cannot achieve negative pressure, which may be necessary to correct the condition of your spine. The stretching and re-positioning of your spine is slow and gradual, so your body won’t “lock down” or stiffen your back muscles in response during treatment. This is important because the “lockdown” response is your body’s natural reaction to prevent injury when pressure is applied to your spine. Unfortunately, this can be a drawback when the spine is injured or misaligned because this natural response will cause resistance to corrective treatment. Fortunately, Spinal Decompression gently bypasses this protective reflex, relieving your spine and discs from excess pressure.

We provide an advanced decompression table with computerized sensors that measure and monitor your body’s response, which helps calibrate the force applied to your spine. When it senses the tensing of your muscles, the force is automatically adjusted to a more gentle level to induce muscle relaxation, allowing decompression treatment to continue more effectively.

Acupuncture treatment involves inserting tiny, thin needles into specific points on the body. This ancient Chinese method has been in practice for over 2000 years, and is used to relieve pain,  promote healing, and treat a variety of conditions, including migraines, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. It stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, which can improve circulation, reduce inflammation and release endorphins that help calm the mind and relieve stress.

Acupuncture is typically painless and relaxing, making it an attractive option for anyone looking to relieve physical or emotional discomfort. If you’re in the Pensacola area looking for a natural alternative to conventional medicine or just want to try something new, acupuncture care can be an effective and natural way to improve your overall health and well-being.

Fit Chiropractic is passionate about holistic wellness care and understands our new patients’ common nervousness or aversion to needles. If you are interested in including acupuncture treatment in your wellness journey, we are here to support you every step of the way. We encourage you to process that initial fear and give this a try, our patients find it to be a gentle, positive, and effective treatment for conditions with pain, mobility, fatigue, mental health, and autoimmune symptoms.