If you suffer from back pain due to a disc injury or chronic condition, our chiropractor in Newtown, PA may recommend spinal decompression therapy to relieve your pain. Dr. Sangiorgio and our team at Makefield Chiropractic and Wellness Center have gathered a few questions that we run into regarding spinal decompression therapy.


What is spinal decompression therapy?

Spinal decompression is a type of non-surgical chiropractic stretching therapy used to treat back pain caused by disc injuries or age-related chronic conditions. Our chiropractor uses a motorized traction table to gently decompress the area of your injured disc to relieve pain and restore proper alignment.    

What conditions are treated with spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression can be used to treat several different conditions ranging from neck, leg, and back pain to herniated discs, bulging discs, pinched nerves, and sciatica. Spinal decompression therapy treats your pain at the source of the pain to provide long-term relief.

How does spinal decompression therapy work?

Herniated, bulging, and slipped discs often cause pain due to creating pressure on the spinal nerves. With the help of a motorized traction table, our chiropractor gently elongates your spine at specific intervals to create a vacuum between spinal vertebrae. This allows your discs to be pulled back into their proper positions. You will experience pain relief once the pressure on the spinal nerves is reduced. Realigning your spine improves blood flow to the injured areas to quicken your healing.

Who can benefit from spinal decompression therapy?

If you suffer from a herniated disc, slipped disc, bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica, or other spinal conditions, you can benefit from this therapy. After evaluating your condition, Dr. Sangiorgio will be in a better position to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

How many spinal decompression sessions do I need?

That depends on your condition and the severity. As no two bodies are exactly alike, it is difficult to say how quickly your body will respond to the treatment. We can say, however, that most people are happy with the final results. Many people find pain relief after their first treatment.

Is spinal decompression therapy safe?

Yes, for the most part, this therapy is a safe and effective alternative to surgery to alleviate back pain and discomfort caused by disc conditions and injuries. To get the most from your spinal decompression treatments, we recommend working with a chiropractor with ample experience using this therapy.

Get Spinal Decompression Therapy in Newtown, PA

To learn more about spinal decompression therapy or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sangiorgio, contact Makefield Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Call our team today at (215) 860-9660 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.