When the spine is compressed, it puts pressure on the nerves within the spinal column, causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and other symptoms. Spinal decompression therapy relieves pressure, restores healthy nerve function, and alleviates chronic pain.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment performed to relieve pressure on the spinal discs and critical nerves within the spine. Spinal decompression therapy works by gently stretching the spine to create negative pressure between the discs to reduce pressure on the nerves and promote healing. Spinal decompression therapy is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for many people with spinal conditions.

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What can spinal decompression treat?

Compression of the spine can develop for a variety of reasons, including poor posture, spinal injuries, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs. This treatment can relieve chronic pain and foster improved overall health in a range of conditions:

  • Herniated or bulging discs: Spinal decompression can help to relieve pressure on the discs and promote healing.
  • Sciatica: This is a condition where the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the legs, becomes compressed or irritated. Spinal decompression can help to relieve pressure on the nerve to significantly alleviate pain and discomfort.
  • Degenerative disc disease: This is a condition where the intervertebral discs in the spine break down over time, causing pain and other symptoms. Spinal decompression can help to relieve pressure on the discs and promote healing.
  • Spinal stenosis: This is a condition where the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Spinal decompression can help to relieve pressure on the nerves and reduce pain.
  • Facet joint syndrome: This is a condition where the joints in the spine become inflamed, causing pain and stiffness. Spinal decompression can help to relieve pressure on the joints and reduce inflammation.
  • Chronic back pain: Many types of chronic back pain are caused by pressure on the nerves. This treatment can relieve the pressure, allowing the nerves to function normally and alleviate pain.
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What does spinal decompression therapy feel like?

At the Arch Medical Group locations in Florida, spinal decompression therapy is performed with an advanced device developed for the most comfortable, effective experience. While resting on the treatment bed, expect to feel a gentle pulling or stretching sensation, which is not uncomfortable or painful. Many patients experience immediate freedom from back pain, neck pain, and sciatica, while others may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal pain relief.

What is the recovery time?

The recovery time after non-surgical spinal decompression could vary, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. The spinal decompression treatments at Arch Medical Group are minimally invasive and do not involve incisions or anesthesia, and involve little to no recovery time. It is common to experience mild soreness in the treated area for a few days after the procedure, but generally, patients simply return to normal activities with no significant side effects.

Many patients achieve the optimal result with a series of treatments over several weeks. During the treatment period, you may be advised to avoid some types of physical activities or exercises. Spinal decompression surgery may be combined with other non-invasive, effective treatments to achieve an optimal outcome.

Why choose Arch Medical Group for spinal decompression therapy?

At Arch Medical Group, our medical team is focused on treating the root cause of chronic health conditions – not just masking symptoms with prescriptions or other medications. Our in-depth, patient-focused approach has resulted in long-term health improvements without side effects, with exceptional outcomes achieved for over 15 years serving patients at our locations in Florida.

Our doctors have more than four decades of experience successfully treating patients with chronic health conditions, including chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. The vision of our practice is “Heal and restore,” and our entire medical team and support staff are dedicated to delivering the highest quality services to help patients achieve optimum health and live their best lives, pain-free. Our health clinics are equipped with next-generation technology to deliver optimal results under the care of a medical team with over 40 years of combined experience.


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