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Spinal Decompression Specialist

North Bay Spine and Rehab

Chiropractic Medicine & Auto Injury Specialists serving Lutz, Land O'Lakes, & Tampa, FL

Compressed spinal nerves can cause chronic, excruciating pain that forces you to abandon your favorite activities. Brett Bowser, DC, and the team at North Bay Spine and Rehab located in Lutz, Florida, and serving the surrounding areas of Land O’ Lakes and Tampa, provide pain relief and promote healing with spinal decompression treatments, which gently relieve the pressure, release pinched nerves, and improves disc health. To learn if spinal decompression can help relieve your back or neck pain, call the office or use the online booking feature to request an appointment today.

Spinal Decompression Q&A

What is spinal decompression?

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Non-surgical spinal decompression gently stretches your spine to increase the space between vertebrae. The extra space relieves pressure on the nerves traveling in and out of the spine.

Creating space improves blood flow to the discs between each vertebra, boosting the flow of nutrients, oxygen, and healing agents into the discs. Spinal decompression also creates negative pressure in the disc that can help pull a bulging disc back into the center of the disc.

What conditions benefit from spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression using a special table relieves lower back pain caused by problems such as:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Sciatica

Other decompression devices target similar problems in your neck. 

What symptoms develop due to compressed nerves?

Pain is the most common symptom of a pinched nerve. You’ll develop pain in your back or neck near the location of the affected nerves. It’s also common for pain and tingling to follow the nerve, resulting in pain that shoots down your leg or arm.

Back and neck pain typically cause stiffness and limited mobility. Additionally, a compressed nerve can lead to numbness or muscle weakness in your arms and legs.

What happens during spinal decompression?

Dr. Bowser and the team at North Bay Spine and Rehab use a motorized device that allows them to customize your decompression therapy. After you lie down on a comfortable treatment table, Dr. Bowser places a harness around your hips that’s attached to the lower end of the table near your feet.

The upper part of the table stays still while the bottom part slides back and forth, gently stretching and relaxing your spine to relieve pressure on the compressed nerve roots. Throughout your carefully controlled treatment, you’ll feel the sensation of stretching, but you should never feel pain.

Some patients may need a series of spinal decompression treatments to produce optimal results. However, Dr. Bowser lets you know the extent of your therapy after examining your spine and determining the severity of the underlying problem. You may also benefit from combining spinal decompression treatments with chiropractic adjustments for effective pain relief.

If you struggle with ongoing back or neck pain, call North Bay Spine and Rehab or request an appointment online to learn more about spinal decompression.