What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a procedure at HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinics used to treat various issues associated with the spine. Back and neck pain are the leading causes of disability for Canadians under aged 45 and the third leading causes for Canadians 45 years of age and older. Statistics show that the majority of people will suffer from back or neck pain at some point of their lives.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
At HealthMax Physiotherapy, we use spinal decompression therapy which is a great non-surgical way to deal with back and neck pain. Spinal decompression therapy directly affects the structures associated with the back and neck. The human spine is essentially dozens of bones which are stacked on top of each other. These bones are positioned and cushioned by a gel-like disc called the intervertebral disc. Repetitive movement of the spine or poor posture will often degenerate the joints surrounding the spine which affects the intervertebral disc.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is designed to be painless and has proven to be highly effective for those who suffer from back and neck pain. The procedure involves a patient lying flat , either face up or on their back. Parameters are entered into a computer and pressure is relieved from the spine for 30-45 minutes.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy Used to Treat?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is primarily used to treat back and neck issues including but not limited to:
- Chronic Pain
- Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Worn Spinal Joints
- Injured Spinal Nerves
If you are experiencing back or neck pain then spinal decompression therapy may be the right treatment for you. Contact us today or call 416-431-4000 to find out how HealthMax Physiotherapy could help you.