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Spinal Decompression

Easy Reach Chiropractic

Chiropractic Physicians & Physical Therapists located in Lake Worth, FL & Fort Lauderdale, FL

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment that effectively relieves different types of back pain. At Easy Reach Chiropractic, which has locations in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Barbara Adonis and Dr. Heather Previll utilize spinal decompression to alleviate pressure on the spine. To learn more about the benefits of spinal decompression, you can contact the Fort Lauderdale office or schedule an appointment.

Spinal Decompression Q&A

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a technique used in chiropractic treatment that involves the gentle stretching of the spine to relieve pressure. This method can be performed without surgery and uses a special table with motorized traction to carefully remove pressure from herniated discs, compressed nerves, and other spinal conditions. The stretching motion also stimulates healthy blood flow and oxygen to the spine, helping to speed up the healing process.

What can spinal decompression treat?

Spinal decompression is a safe and effective treatment for managing pain caused by various spinal conditions. It has been proven to be beneficial for patients suffering from back pain, herniated discs, stenosis, sciatica, and other similar conditions.

Herniated disc

The discs that are present in your spine are located between each vertebra to provide cushioning to the bones and increase flexibility. Each disc is composed of a hard outer covering and a soft inner region. If the discs get cracks or any damage, then the soft center tends to protrude, and this can lead to the irritation of the surrounding nerves.


The sciatic nerve starts from your lower back and runs through the back of your thighs and legs. If there is compression of the nerve due to a herniated disc or damaged muscle, it can cause lower back pain on one side. It may also lead to numbness, tingling, or weakness in the back of your thigh or leg.

Posterior facet syndrome

Posterior facet syndrome affects the facet joints in the lumbar spine or lower back. Since these joints experience frequent repetitive motion, they can become worn. That leads to pain and surrounding nerve irritation.

Damaged spinal nerve roots

When spinal nerve roots are diseased or injured, they can cause pain throughout the spine and extremities. Spinal decompression therapy helps alleviate this pain by relieving pressure from these nerve roots, which promotes healing.

What happens during spinal decompression?

During nonsurgical spinal decompression, you will lie down on a table that has both an upper and lower body portion. You will be securely strapped into a harness that will hold your spine in the correct position. Next, the table will gently stretch your spine to relieve pressure, allowing your herniated disc or compressed nerve to heal properly. If you want to learn more about spinal decompression therapy, you can contact Easy Reach Chiropractic to book an appointment today.