Spinal Decompression Therapy
One-one-one treatment for faster healing.
Spinal decompression offers a non-invasive solution to help your spine heal and enjoy long-term mobility.
Is it right for you?
What is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
As you age, cartilage and gel cushioning between joints naturally deteriorate. As a result, your spine’s vertebrae lose much of their flexibility and become prone to injury.
That’s why simple tasks like bending over to tie your shoes can cause you to “throw out” your back. Years of less-than-perfect posture and physically demanding work also take their toll on your delicate spine.
Most cases of chronic back pain are the result of a bulging, herniated, or slipped disc. Spinal decompression offers an effective alternative to invasive, surgical decompression.
Your physical therapists at South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness will use a specialized table to gradually relieve pressure on your damaged spine.
Gentle and gradual stretching relieves years of built-up pressure on your vertebrae while allowing vital nutrients, oxygen, and blood to enter the damaged parts of your vertebrae. Over time, your slipped disc will slowly slip back into place.
What are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression?
The biggest benefit is that decompression can successfully treat your lower back pain or chronic back pain without the need for invasive surgery.
Keep in mind that, depending on the location, a damaged or slipped disc can pinch nearby nerves leading to other painful symptoms and secondary conditions across your body.
- Tingling or numbness in your hands or arms
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Sciatica (a shooting electric-like pain that radiates from your buttock down through one thigh)
- Pain with walking or certain movements
- Reduced range of motion which interferes with exercise, work, and daily activities
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle weakness
Non-surgical decompression has a few other benefits as well.
- It’s non-invasive and safe
- It’s fast with minimal downtime post-treatment and no need for dangerous narcotics
- Your insurance may cover it
- Out-of-pocket costs are much less than surgery – especially with affordable payment plans
…But is It Effective?
Studies show that non-surgical decompression does successfully relieve pressure between vertebrae which leads to lower back pain relief.
71% of patients said their back pain either vanished or was significantly reduced following non-surgical decompression treatments.
Who Should Consider Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
You don’t have to wait until invasive spinal surgery has failed to fix your back problem. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain or lower back pain due to a herniated, bulging, or slipped disc, you may be a candidate for decompression therapy.
However, some patients are not candidates for non-surgical decompression treatments such as
- Pregnant women
- Patients with metastasized cancer or spinal tumors
- Patients with osteoporosis
- Patients with spinal fusion, broken vertebrae, or spinal implants
How Do Spinal Decompression Treatments in South Orange, NJ Work?
The physical therapists at South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness will start with a comprehensive Symptom Audit and free in-office assessment.
By gaining a thorough understanding of your medical history and current symptoms, conducting an exam, and possibly ordering x-rays, your doctor will figure out if you’re a qualified candidate for non-surgical decompression therapy.
From there, you and your doctor will work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to treat your chronic back pain, lower back pain, and other symptoms.
During your spinal decompression sessions, you’ll lie on a special motorized table with a strap or harness around your waist. Your doctor will slowly adjust the table from a computer with a specialized algorithm to stretch and relax your spine.
You shouldn’t experience any pain during the treatment. Most patients say treatments are relaxing!
Each decompression treatment session lasts about 30 minutes. Your number of necessary sessions depends on your specific spinal injury and diagnosis.
To maximize effectiveness and encourage long-term pain-free wellness, your doctor may also recommend other types of physical therapy, massage therapy, or chiropractic care. At-home stretches and gentle exercises will also support your recovery plan.
Easily schedule your free in-office assessment and consultation online now to see if you’re a candidate for non-surgical decompression!
ral of the above-mentioned conditions.
Parkinson’s Disease: Relieving Tremors
If you have Parkinson’s, you might struggle to keep control of your hands, thereby making it difficult to perform functions of daily life. By strengthening the neurological connections between the brain and the hands, you will be able to better control your hands.
The shakes and tremors might not totally go away, but physical therapy will help teach you how to compensate for these symptoms. Therefore, the interference in your activities of daily life can be significantly reduced.
After a Stroke: Regaining Function
After a stroke, you might experience paralysis on one side of the body. Depending on the extent of the damage done, physical therapy can help you regain some of the lost functioning in the extremities.
In the case of a stroke, the damage was done to the brain. Physical therapy will help to rebuild those pathways inside the brain that govern motor patterns. After some time, you will be able to make substantial progress back to your normal day-to-day functioning.
Multiple Sclerosis: Preventing Symptom Progression
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system. While there is no known cure for MS, it has been found that physical therapy helps delay the onset and progression of symptoms.
Additionally, physical therapists can help people with MS find more efficient movement patterns, relieve muscle spasms, overcome fatigue, and much more.
What Happens During A Neurological Physical Therapy Session?
Neurological physiotherapy involves a series of exercises that you will perform. At South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness, the physical therapists are hands-on. They will help you to perform any of the following activities during a session:
- Practicing activities of daily life
- Resistance exercises
- Movement pattern analysis and correction
- Pain management
- Other types of physical exercise
Your physiotherapist will treat you with a personalized treatment program designed to address your specific needs.
Discover Neurological Physiotherapy in South Orange, NJ
At South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness, we provide one-to-one attention to personalize your treatment program and walk you through it, every step of the way.
If you’re tired of feeling helpless, now is your chance to take positive action to help yourself. Neurological physical therapy can be life-changing for people who suffer from neurological disease or injury.
If you’re in the South Orange, New Jersey area, contact us today to discover what we can do for you. Get your life back now!