What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Decompression in Staten Island: spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical procedure performed on a table and supervised by Dr. Salvatore Germino that utilizes motorized traction in order to gently stretch the spine in order to change the force and position. This then takes pressure off of the discs causing the bulging or herniated discs to retract and take pressure off of the nerves and other structures in the spine. In turn, this will help to promote the movement of water, oxygen and nutrient rich fluids into the disc so that they can heal.
Whats Does Spinal Decompression Treat?
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment option for a number of ailments and injuries. These include but are not limited to:
- Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Worn out Spinal Joints
- Neck Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Auto Accident Injuries
- Numbness, Tingling or Weakness in the Extremities
How is Spinal Decompression Performed?
Spinal decompression at Salvatore Germino, DC is performed on a table where you are fully clothed. Dr. Germino will fit you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. You will either be lying face down or on your back. A computer controlled traction system will gently pull your spine to provide pain relief and recovery therapy.
The time spent on the machine and the number or visits required to treat your specific injury will be determined by Dr. Germino during your consultation and throughout the course of your treatment.