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Spinal Decompression Therapy for Effective Pain Management

Posted Nov 09 2012 8:39am
HealthQuest, a well known pain management center based in New York, provides effective spinal decompression therapy for debilitating neck and lower back pain.

Individuals experiencing severe neck and back pain are finding great relief with non-surgical spinal decompression at HealthQuest. This FDA-approved, non-invasive therapy is a very effective option when compared to surgery to treat various issues related to the spine such as herniated discs, bulging or protruding invertebral discs, degenerative disc disease, spondylosis, and sciatica. The treatment can help patients can return to an independent and normal lifestyle.

How spinal decompression works

The spinal discs can degenerate due to aging or due to back strain. Spinal decompression is a technique that eases the pressure that builds up on the disc and nerves. This non-surgical treatment is performed using a spinal decompression machine and is based on the mechanical stretching of the spine at varying frequencies and intensities. The patient is made to lie face up on a specially designed table. The decompression machine works to develop a vacuum within the spinal disc through the application of negative pressure. The pressure absorbs the misaligned discs back in to their proper place and away from the nerves, thereby relieving pain. Each session may take about 20-25 minutes.

Clinical studies have shown this therapy to be successful, providing excellent relief in a majority of patients suffering from herniated discs and degenerative joint disease. The treatment has limited side effects.

Treatment after proper diagnosis

At HealthQuest, every treatment is administered only after thorough evaluation and diagnosis. The causes of the back pain are determined using various diagnostic tools. Once it is determined that the problem is related to the spine and that the patient is a good candidate for spinal decompression, the center’s physician creates a personalized treatment plan. Rest and physical therapy may follow the decompression procedure, with most patients experiencing increased mobility in a few weeks.  Even patients who have had back surgery can benefit from this unique therapy. Once again, there are very limited side effects.

The physicians at HealthQuest are highly trained and experienced, and focus on providing their patients with result-oriented spinal decompression therapy. The caring and compassionate support staff ensures end-to-end attention during the course of the treatment.

About HealthQuest

A well known multi-specialty healthcare center based in Brooklyn, New York City HealthQuest offers comprehensive rehabilitation and pain management services. It also provides smoking cessation and weight loss solutions. For more information, visit

Contact Details
3500 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Phone: 718-769-2521
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