Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Care Plus Physiotherapy is pleased to offer Decompression Therapy, an advanced form of spinal traction. Spinal Decompression Therapy can be successful, non-surgical alternative treatment for relieving low back pain, and radiating arm and leg pain. Spinal Decompression Therapy is effective in treating:
- Sciatica
- Herniated or Bulging Discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Syndrome
- Post Surgical Patients

Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving back pain and/or leg pain.

During spinal decompression therapy for the low back (lumbar spine), patients remain clothed and lie on a motorized table, the lower half of which can move.

- A harness is placed around the hips and is attached to the lower table near the feet.
- The upper part of the table remains in a fixed position while the lower part, to which the patient is harnessed, slides back and forth to provide the traction and relaxation.

Sessions may include additional treatment modalities, such as electric stimulation, ultrasound, and cold and/or heat therapy applied during or after the procedure.

Recommendations may also include drinking up to a half-gallon of water per day, rest, utilizing nutritional supplements, and/or performing exercises at home to improve strength and mobility.