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Spinal Decompression

Melilli Chiropractic and Rehab Center

Chiropractor, Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy located in Clearwater, FL

If you’re living with neck or back pain, you might benefit from spinal decompression. At Melilli Chiropractic and Rehab Center in Clearwater, Florida, Steven Melilli, DC, offers spinal decompression treatments to address lower back pain due to herniated discs, neck pain, and other spinal issues. Call Melilli Chiropractic and Rehab Center to schedule a consultation today to learn how spinal decompression can reduce your pain and restore your quality of life.

Spinal Decompression Q&A

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical therapy that uses gentle traction to create space and negative pressure in your spine. It’s an effective treatment to relieve issues like neck pain, lower back pain, and sciatica. 

What happens during spinal decompression?

At Melilli Chiropractic and Rehab Center in Clearwater, Florida, Dr. Melilli offers spinal decompression treatments to address neck and lower back pain due to herniated discs, spinal stenosis, facet arthrosis, nerve root compression and disc degeneration.

For lower back pain, Dr. Melilli personally performs spinal decompression to the lumbar spine with constant contact. You will not be strapped down on a table and left alone.  This gentle traction reduces intradiscal pressure within the bulging, herniated or extruded disc to restore its normal position and take pressure of the nerve as it exits your spine to alleviate sciatica. 

During a spinal decompression treatment, you lie face-up on a special treatment table. You should wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in, but you don’t need to do anything else to prepare for your treatment. 

Then the table moves slowly and pulls on your hips in a slow and gentle rhythm. This pressure stretches and relaxes your spine. 

As your spine stretches, it creates space in your spine and negative intradiscal pressure. The negative pressure helps suction bulging or herniated discs back into place. As your discs return to their correct positions, they no longer compress the nearby nerves, and any related tissue irritation and inflammation subsides. 

You don’t need to take any time off to recover and can get back to your regular activities right away. 

What are the benefits of spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression provides a variety of benefits. It’s an effective treatment to relieve neck pain, lower back pain, and sciatica. It helps bulging or herniated discs return to their correct space, reducing pressure on your spinal nerves. 

Spinal decompression also stimulates circulation and the movement of other healing nutrients into your spinal discs. As you age, your spinal discs can become dry and less flexible, which increases your risk of painful injuries. By increasing the flow of blood and other nutrients to your spine, you help your discs stay healthy and supple. 

Am I a good candidate for spinal decompression?

If you have neck or back pain, schedule an appointment at Melilli Chiropractic and Rehab Center. Dr. Melilli provides thorough consultations and exams to identify the issue causing your pain. Once he knows what’s causing your pain, he creates a customized treatment plan. 

If Dr. Melilli thinks that spinal decompression will relieve your pain and help restore the health and function of your spine, he discusses the treatment with you and includes it in your treatment plan. He explains what you can expect and answers your questions. 

If you’re interested in spinal decompression, call Melilli Chiropractic and Rehab Center today.