Spinal Decompression in St. Augustine, FL

Find Relief From Back Pain with Our Chiropractic Physicians

From chronic pain and inflammation to limited mobility that hinders your ability to take part in hobbies, physical activity, or even daily tasks, living with back pain can feel like a struggle. Fortunately, there are effective that may offer hope for improved function and health. 

At Amazing Spine Care, our award-winning chiropractors are committed to helping patients alleviate sciatica, pain in the low, mid, and upper back, and other chronic musculoskeletal conditions through non-invasive treatments and therapies like spinal decompression. Backed by decades of experience and a regenerative, holistic approach, we treat all back pain sufferers – including those with sports injuries, car accident injuries, personal injuries, and chronic pain.

Struggling with back pain? See if our St. Augustine spinal decompression therapy is right for you. Call (904) 900-2631 or contact us online today.

What is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a therapeutic technique designed to alleviate symptoms associated with various spinal conditions, such as herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. By gently stretching the spin and creating negative pressure within the spinal discs, decompression therapy can help retract herniated or bulging discs, reduce pressure on nerves, and improve blood flow and nutrient delivery to the affected area.

Why Do People Have Spinal Decompression Therapy?

People seek spinal decompression therapy for various reasons, primarily to alleviate symptoms associated with conditions such as:

  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Chronic back pain
  • Traumatic injuries 

At Amazing Spine Care, we’ve helped patients find relief for all types of ailments through spinal decompression and other chiropractic treatments and therapies. Many patients come to us after suffering with chronic back pain for years or after suffering traumatic injuries in athletics, auto accidents, and slips and falls. Some come to us searching for ways to improve spine health and avoid reliance on painkillers that simply mask pain. 

Regardless of their reasons for coming to us, patients appreciate our focus on addressing underlying conditions rather than symptoms alone and the effectiveness of our treatments in helping them restore mobility and return to activity. 

Is Spinal Decompression Right for Me?

Spinal decompression therapy has benefits for a range of back pain sufferers and various conditions of the spine and musculoskeletal system. 

However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for this treatment. Patients with certain conditions, such as severe osteoporosis, fractures, or spinal tumors, may not be candidates for this treatment. Our experienced chiropractors will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if spinal decompression is appropriate for you.

How Is Spinal Decompression Done?

During a spinal decompression session, you'll lie comfortably on a specialized table designed for this purpose. Our chiropractors will carefully adjust the table to target specific areas of your spine. Through gentle traction, the table creates a controlled stretch, relieving pressure on the affected discs and nerves. 

The treatment is painless and typically lasts for about 20-30 minutes, and many patients find the process very relaxing. Multiple sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results.

What Types of Spinal Decompression Therapies Are There?

There are two primary types of spinal decompression therapies:

  1. Mechanical Decompression: This involves the use of a specialized table controlled by a computerized system to apply precise traction to the spine.
  2. Manual Decompression: In this approach, the chiropractor applies manual traction to the spine, either by hand or with the assistance of equipment.

At Amazing Spine Care, we offer various spinal decompression therapies tailored to meet your unique needs. These may include mechanical and manual traction, flexion-distraction technique, and inversion therapy, and decompression therapy utilizing specialized equipment.

What Are Spinal Decompression Surgeries?

Spinal decompression surgeries, also known as laminectomy or discectomy, are invasive procedures performed to relieve pressure on spinal cord or nerves caused by conditions such as spinal stenosis or herniated discs. While these surgeries may be necessary in severe cases, our focus at Amazing Spine Care is on non-invasive therapies to avoid the risks and downtime associated with surgery. 

What Tests Determine the Severity of Injuries?

Before recommending spinal decompression therapy, our chiropractors will conduct a comprehensive examination, which may include imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans. These diagnostic tests help determine the extent of the underlying  injury and guide the development of a personalized treatment plan, which may include spinal decompression and other therapies and chiropractic treatments.

What Are the Risks of Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy is considered safe for most individuals when performed by trained professionals. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks, including temporary muscle soreness or discomfort. Our team will closely monitor your progress and address any concerns throughout your treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression?

The gentle traction force applied during spinal decompression helps relieve nerve root compression caused by misaligned joints and herniated or bulging discs, providing a significant reduction in pain. This force also allows injured discs to retract back into normal alignment and heal, thanks to a "negative pressure" environment created by the traction that draws fluids back into the disc.

The benefits of spinal decompression therapy include:

  • Relief from chronic back or neck pain
  • Reduced pressure on spinal discs and nerves
  • Improved spinal alignment, mobility, and flexibility
  • Enhanced blood flow and nutrient delivery to the spine
  • Avoidance of more invasive treatments like surgery
  • Reduced reliance on pain medications

Ready for Relief? Call Amazing Spine Care Today.

At Amazing Spine Care, our goal is to help you find lasting relief from back and spine pain so you can enjoy life to the fullest. If your have questions about our spinal decompression treatments and how our St. Augustine chiropractic team can help you, we’re here to help.

 Get started on your healing journey. Call (904) 900-2631 or contact us online today.

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