Spinal Decompression Therapy

Dr. Schulz has helped many, many patients in Mandeville, LA who are experiencing back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other health conditions. One of the devices we utilize in our office to help our patients is spinal decompression treatments.

Spinal decompression allows your back to improve by restoring the healthy functioning of the vertebral discs in your spinal column, allowing them to return to their normal, healthy condition.

How does spinal decompression help your spinal column heal?

Your spinal column is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by resilient, fibrous, flexible discs. The vertebral discs enable your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also function as shock absorbing between the vertebrae.

If your lower back is injured or if you have chronic symptoms, specific portions of your spine can become immobile, limited, and restricted. This stiffness of the spine results in a large amount of stress on the squishy discs that cushion the spine.

This restriction and stress can result in pressure or swelling of the spinal nerve fibers that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these nerves become inflamed or pinched, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and tingling in your hip and leg.

The trick is to repair the normal function of your discs and enhance overall flexibility and movement in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. Spinal decompression works by stretching your spine and minimizing the stress on your discs.

The procedure is completely safe and Dr. Schulz will make certain that you’re comfortable during the therapy.

We find that most patients experience considerable relief after just a few treatments. We’ll know very quickly after starting treatment if the approach will work for you.

If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Schulz a call now. We’re conveniently located in Mandeville, LA, and our phone number is (985) 809-3135.