Spinal Decompression FAQs

Chiropractic Midtown NYC NY FAQs

Our Midtown NYC and Pleasantville chiropractor, Dr. Jason Gordon, strives to help his patients reduce pain, empowering them to enjoy and participate in everyday activities and live their lives to the fullest. Our complete menu of natural care services, including spinal decompression, allows Dr. Gordon to select and design individual treatment and wellness plans tailored to each patient's unique needs. Read on to learn more about how our spinal decompression chiropractor can help you find relief and start living life.

Our Chiropractor Answers Your Frequently Asked Spinal Decompression Questions

Many patients find relief from back pain with spinal decompression therapy, a non-invasive treatment. To help you learn more about this effective alternative to surgery and medication, our Midtown chiropractor has provided answers to a few frequently asked questions about spinal decompression therapy.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a type of traction (stretching) therapy that provides patients suffering from spine-related pain an effective alternative to invasive surgery and pain medications which often cause unpleasant side effects of their own. Our spinal decompression chiropractor uses a specially designed, computer-controlled traction table to comfortably stretch the spine at targeted locations, using pinpoint precision.

How does spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression stretches the spine at points where the discs have either become herniated, bulged, or where subluxations have occurred due to other factors. This stretching not only restores the spine's proper alignment, but also creates a pocket of negative pressure (a vacuum) within the spinal column. This vacuum increases blood flow to the affected area, reducing painful inflammation and drawing in vital nutrients to accelerate healing.

Who can benefit from spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression treatments help to re-position and heal spinal discs. Spinal decompression has been shown to reduce pain and promote healing in patients suffering from spinal injuries or conditions such as herniated discs, slipped discs, bulging discs, disc tears, ruptured discs, disc prolapses, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and sciatica.

How many treatments are required?

Each patient is unique, so each patient's body will respond differently to any type of treatment. So, it is difficult to project the number of treatments a patient will require to achieve an optimal level of wellness. Most patients, however, enjoy immediate results, experiencing some level of pain relief after the first treatment.

Is spinal decompression safe for everyone?

While spinal decompression is a relatively simple treatment, it is not right for all patients. Treatment with our spinal decompression chiropractor might not be right for patients with certain conditions such as pregnancy, severe osteoporosis, surgically implanted metal plates and screws, or other conditions.

How can I tell if spinal decompression is right for me?

During a consultation, our Midtown chiropractor will assess each patient's medical history to determine whether spinal decompression is the best course of treatment for each individual. If you think spinal decompression therapy might be right for you, contact our Midtown office today to schedule a consultation.