Spine Therapy

Spine Therapy

Does your back hurt most of the day and do you spend a good portion of the day trying to relieve the pain? Have you heard of or even considered Spinal Decompression? At Fusion Physical Therapy we offer spinal therapy.

Spinal decompression includes two types of treatment; surgical and nonsurgical.

Nonsurgical decompression is often used to treat the following symptoms

  • Back or Neck Pain
  • Herniated or bulging disks
  • Posterior Facet Syndrome-worn spinal joints
  • Sciatica-pain, tingling or weakness that is felt from the back to the leg
  • Injured spinal nerve damage

At Fusion Physical Therapy we perform nonsurgical spinal decompression which aids in back relief by gentling stretching the spine manually with a harness or using a computer controlled table with a harness. Spinal disks are gel like sponges in between the bones located in your spine. Spinal decompression creates negative pressure in these discs in order to take pressure off the spinal disks. Due to the creation of this negative pressure, the spinal disks may retract which takes pressure off of the bones and nerves in the spine. The removal of this pressure helps promote movement of oxygen, water and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks allows them to heal.

During the spinal decompression therapy, the patient is fully clothed and a harness is placed around the pelvis and another harness is placed around the trunk. Our trained physical therapists will customize the treatment based on the patient’s specific needs. Each treatment lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes and depending on your level of severity you may need 20 to 28 treatments over a period of five to seven weeks.

Due to the severity of your pain and in order to increase your range of motion to a manageable state, you may receive additional treatments that include cold and/or hot therapy, ultrasound or electric stimulation.

We also suggest that you rest, take nutritional supplements, drink plenty of water each day and perform the prescribed home exercises that will be given to you at each of your spinal therapy visits. These suggestions will improve mobility and strength.

People who have the following conditions would not be considered prime candidates for spinal decompression therapy:

  • Pregnant
  • Advanced osteoporosis
  • Tumor
  • Metal implants located in the spine
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Fracture

Please contact us at Fusion Physical Therapy today and set up an appointment so we can partner with you to create the best customized treatment for you and get you back to moving with less pain.