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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression provides safe, non-invasive and effective treatment for chronic back and neck pain.

Spinal decompression treatment is designed to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves and spinal cord by gently stretching and decompressing the spine. This non-invasive and painless procedure has proven to be highly effective in treating various spinal conditions such as herniated discs, disc degeneration, sciatica, and pinched nerves.

With spinal decompression, you can get back to living your fullest life.

Who is spinal decompression treatment for? 

Spinal decompression is ideal for individuals experiencing chronic back and neck pain, especially those who have not found relief through conventional treatments or have undergone unsuccessful back or neck surgery.

Common Conditions Treated:

  • Disc Bulge/Herniation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Radiculopathy/Radiculitis
  • Sciatica
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Opioid Addiction due to Pain Management
  • Neck or back pain without a clear causation or positive findings noted on imaging

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

This painless procedure works by gently stretching and decompressing the spine, which helps to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves, discs and joints. With the use of advanced technology and techniques, Tangelo Chiropractic + Rehab utilizes spinal decompression therapy as a safe and reliable method for managing pain without the need for invasive surgery or medication. This treatment can facilitate the healing process by promoting increased blood flow and nutrient delivery to the affected area, reducing inflammation, and relieving discomfort. This non-surgical and painless method is highly effective in treating a range of spinal conditions, including herniated discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, and chronic neck and back pain. If you’re suffering from any of these spinal conditions, consider spinal decompression therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan.

Spinal decompression therapy involves the use of precise motorized traction, delivered by a specialized table, to gently stretch the spine and relieve pressure on spinal structures. The therapy works by creating negative pressure within the discs, which helps to promote the flow of oxygen and nutrients into the affected areas. As a result, bulging or herniated discs may retract, easing pressure on spinal nerves. The movement of oxygen and nutrients into the discs fosters their healing, offering a straightforward yet effective approach to spinal care.

Patients undergoing spinal decompression can expect to experience improved mobility, relief from pain, and improved quality of life.

Why Do People Choose Spinal Decompression?

Patients opt for Spinal Decompression Therapy for its non-invasive approach and its effectiveness in treating persistent pain without the need for drugs or surgery. Expected outcomes include significant pain relief, increased mobility, and a return to normal daily activities.

  • Non-surgical
  • Drug-free
  • Pain-free
  • Proven

How Is Spinal Decompression Performed?

During a session, the patient lies on a spinal decompression table while the device gently stretches the spine. Each session lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes, and a typical treatment plan may include multiple sessions over several weeks, tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Testimonials from patients who have done Spinal Decompression Therapy

“Before discovering spinal decompression therapy, my chronic lower back pain was a constant shadow over my life, making even simple tasks feel Herculean. Diagnosed with a herniated disc, I faced endless discomfort and restricted mobility. Traditional treatments provided only fleeting relief. However, my journey with Tangelo’s spinal decompression therapy turned the tide. The non-surgical approach, focusing on gently stretching the spine to relieve pressure on discs, felt revolutionary. Gradually, the pain that had been my constant companion began to fade, allowing healing and a resurgence of movement. Now, I’ve reclaimed my life. Hiking, a long-lost passion, is back on my agenda, and I’m embracing activities I never thought possible again. Spinal decompression didn’t just ease my back; it gave me back my freedom and joy.”  – Violet P.

“Living with sciatica was like being bound by invisible chains, with every step sending shocks of pain through my leg, drastically reducing my quality of life. After a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease, I feared my active lifestyle was over. Spinal decompression therapy at Tangelo was a beacon of hope. The treatment process, employing a state-of-the-art decompression table to target and alleviate the root causes of my pain, was unlike anything I’d tried before. It was my breakthrough. The relief was gradual but profound, culminating in a significant reduction of my symptoms. Today, I’m not just pain-free; I’m thriving. I’ve returned to long walks and gardening, activities I once loved but had to abandon. This therapy didn’t just alleviate my condition—it restored my spirit and my independence.” – Terry B.