Your spine is composed of several individual vertebras that are separated by spinal discs. These discs are rubbery cushions that are often described as jelly donuts due to their round shape and soft nucleus center. Unfortunately, when a disc is ruptured, herniated or slipped, it can cause a compression or pinch in the nearby nerves. This creates a painful back condition that many Americans face.
The good news is that your pinched nerve or spinal injury doesn’t always mean undergoing surgery or taking pain medication to find relief. In fact, many patients find effective relief from a safe, non-invasive procedure called spinal decompression.
What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Nonsurgical spinal decompression involves gently stretching the spine. This therapy relieves pressure on the spine so that the herniated disc can heal properly. At Manhattan Sports Therapy, Dr. Miro relaxes the patient in a neutral, face down position on a flexion distraction table. A uniquely designed portion of the table is unlocked to allow for gentle, isolated and controlled pressure to be applied to targeted areas of the spine.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
Compared to other treatment modalities, spinal decompression using the flexion distraction technique offers notable benefits, including the following:
- Safe for all ages
- Non-invasive (no need for anesthesia or anesthetic)
- Quick procedure (typically 30-45 min)
- Natural therapy (without use of pharmaceuticals)
- Effective relief (70% of patients demonstrated “excellent” to “good” results)
If you are suffering from back pain related to degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, bulging discs, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis or failed back surgery, ask us about spinal decompression. It could be your quick, safe and non-surgical answer to a pain-free back! Contact Manhattan Sports Therapy today to learn more.