Spinal Decompression Therapy

Dr. Szilagyi has treated many patients in Harleysville, PA who are struggling with back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other musculoskeletal problems. One of the methods we utilize in our office to help our patients is spinal decompression therapy.

Non-surgical spinal decompression allows your back to heal by restoring the natural functioning of the vertebral discs in your back, allowing them to return to their normal, healthy condition.

How does spinal decompression help your spinal column recover?

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

If your lower back is injured or if you have persistent pain, specific areas of your back can become immobile, limited, and restricted. This stiffness of the spine results in tremendous force on the squishy disks that protect the spine.

This limitation and tension can result in pressure or inflammation of the spinal nerves 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 legs.

The answer is to rebuild the normal function of your discs and enhance overall flexibility and movement in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. It works by stretching your spine and reducing the stress on your discs.

The method is very safe and Dr. Szilagyi will ensure that you’re comfortable during the procedure.

We find that most people experience dramatic pain relief after just a few treatments. We’ll know very quickly after starting treatment if the technique will work for you.

If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Szilagyi a call now at (215) 256-4345. We are conveniently located in Harleysville, PA.