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Dr David Perna Decompression Therapy

One of the many therapies offered by your chiropractor is decompression therapy, which is also sometimes known as spinal decompression therapy. Like other types of chiropractic care, this is a noninvasive treatment that is completely drug-free and can provide relief from a range of issues, such as disc herniation, degenerative discs, and posterior facet syndrome. Dr David Perna decompression therapy is available at both his Back & Body locations in New York and New Jersey.

What Decompression Therapy Does

With help from decompression therapy, your spine will be stretched out. This is done via nonsurgical spinal decompression tables, other motorized devices, and traction therapy. Your chiropractor will adjust the degree and intensity of the force applied based on your particular needs. During decompression therapy, there are phases of distraction followed by relaxation and back, which helps reduce the pressure of facet joints and spinal discs. Unlike normal traction therapy, spinal decompression therapy is actually able to treat the problem at the source.

Decompression therapy also creates an environment conducive to healing by encouraging blood and nutrients to flow back and enter your disc. By rehydrating the disc in this way, your natural healing process is improved at the location of your injury. That leads to dramatic pain relief and accelerated healing.

What to Expect During the Treatment

During a decompression therapy session, you will lie down on the designated spinal decompression table. You can recognize this table by its support system that stabilizes the body. A harness will be placed around your hips and attached by the lower area of the table. The upper table stays fixed and the lower area that you are attached to slides forward and back to create the desired relaxation and traction. There are several forms of decompression therapy that vary based on whether you are lying face down or face up on the table.

During the procedure, your spine will have a sensation similar to antigravity thatfeels somewhat like a gentle pulling. The vast majority of patients feel no discomfort. Some are actually so relaxed they fall asleep! In most cases, you will experience a significant reduction in your pain following just a handful of sessions, but you should continue with multiple sessions to ensure long-lasting relief. A typical session will be between 30 and 45 minutes long, and a typical treatment schedule includes somewhere between 15 and 30 treatments.

Who Can Benefit From Decompression Therapy?

An incredibly wide range of patients can benefit from decompression therapy when done by a trained chiropractor. It can be an excellent alternative treatment for those with lower back pain, neck pain, or sciatica due to a bulging disc, degenerated disc, or herniated disc. Your chiropractor can let you know if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment. There are very few contraindications.

How to Get Dr David Perna Decompression Therapy

For New York residents, please schedule an appointment here.

For New Jersey patients, please schedule an appointment here.


Back and Body Medical
Manhattan, NY

133 East 58th Street
Suite 708
New York
NY 10022

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Back and Body Pain Relief
Springfield, NJ

355 US 22 East
Suite D
NJ 07081