How Compression Affects Your Spine

Understanding Spinal Decompression

At Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, we have seen firsthand just how effective spinal decompression has been for patients suffering from disc-related issues. Spinal decompression is a safe procedure that can be completed with minimal pain. Our team is committed to providing patients relief from their herniated or bulging discs to maintain optimal wellness.


How Our Chiropractor Identifies a Spinal Issue?

Our doctor utilizes advanced medical equipment to help in determining the cause of your pain and the extent of your injuries. We may need to use ultrasound and X-ray machines to help us perform a thorough examination. After the spinal problem is revealed, we develop a treatment plan to help our patients find relief. The treatment may involve spinal decompression, physical manipulation, massage therapy, or other various techniques.

Spinal Decompression Treatment

Spinal decompression treatment consists of having a patient lay down on a specialized table and connecting them to a motorized device. The device moves one-half of the patient’s body one way while the other side moves in the opposing direction. This causes the spine to gently stretch, improving hydration of the spinal discs. Improved hydration helps the spinal discs heal properly from various injuries and complications.

Conditions Treated with Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is used to treat conditions such as sciatica and disk-related pain. We primarily use spinal decompression to treat herniated or bulging discs. Herniated discs occur due to an injury or misuse over time which causes discs to bulge out of their space in the spinal column. Spinal decompression helps the herniated disc find the space it needs for adequate circulation to heal properly.

Spinal decompression treats the root cause of the pain or discomfort without the need for painkillers or invasive procedures. Our chiropractor has years of experience in helping patients with spinal decompression. We will work with you every step of the way until your herniated or bulging disc is properly relieved.  

Contact Us for Effective Pain Relief from Our Bradenton Chiropractor

Our chiropractic care is tailormade for every patient’s specific needs. That’s why our treatments are effective in helping patients find the relief they need from whatever bodily pain or discomfort they may be experiencing. Our spinal decompression therapy is used to promote pain relief and overall health. If you are suffering from back pain, you need to seek our chiropractic care. Contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic at (941) 739-2900 for proper care and treatment.


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  • "Dr. Nichols has brought my condition back where I can live and work without pain, no other Chiropractor could help me get to this point. He goes straight to the problem areas and corrects them."
    C. Longsdorf