Spinal Decompression Therapy in Portland

Dr. Jay Woodward has worked with many patients in the Portland, ME area who are suffering from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other musculoskeletal problems. One of the techniques we utilize in our clinic to help our patients is spinal decompression therapy.

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

How does spinal decompression help your spine recover?

Your spine 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 work as padding between the vertebrae.

If your lower back is damaged or if you have chronic symptoms, certain segments of your back can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This stiffness of the spinal column results in tremendous force on the padded disks that protect the spine.

This restriction and stress can result in strain or an inflammatory reaction of the vertebral nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these major nerves become inflamed or pinched, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and prickling in your hip and legs.

The answer is to repair the healthy function of your discs and enhance flexibility and mobility in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. Spinal decompression works by stretching your spinal column and decreasing the stress on your discs.

The therapy is completely safe and Dr. Jay Woodward will make certain that you’re comfortable during the treatment.

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

If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Jay Woodward a call at (207) 781-7911 today.

We’re conveniently located in Falmouth, and serve patients in the greater Portland, ME region.