Decompression therapy is a non-surgical procedure that treats disabling low back, neck, radiating arm & leg pain, and headaches. It reduces the pressure on spinal discs and facet joints through positioning. This type of therapy is effective for those suffering from herniated discs, sciatica, or carpal tunnel. It enhances the healing process and often renders quick and effective relief that enables most patients to return to a more active lifestyle.

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

Patients are strapped to the table using a harness, with the spine in the correct position for decompression. Once the patient is in place, the table program is enacted and the two parts of the table begin to pull apart from one another. The poundage of the pull depends on the type of decompression as well as the physicality of the patient and can range anywhere from just 5 pounds for a cervical decompression protocol to 100 pounds or more for lumbar decompression on a larger patient.

This type of therapy usually begins with a series of sessions ranging from 3-4 times a week. Each session lasts about 8-12 minutes. During each session, muscle stimulation or a therapeutic laser may be applied to help relax muscles and promote further healing of injured tissues. 

If you are suffering from back, arm or leg, or neck pain, please call Augustine Chiropractic to see if decompression therapy might be an option for you.

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!