Dr. Jon Paul Fritz has worked with many patients in Fleming Island, FL who are afflicted 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.

Spinal decompression helps your spine improve by restoring the natural function of the spinal discs. This helps them to restore their normal, healthy state.

How does spinal decompression help your spine heal?

Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by tough, fibrous, flexible discs. The vertebral discs permit your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also work as padding between the vertebrae.

If your back is injured or if you have chronic pain, specific segments of your spine can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This rigidity of the spine produces a large amount of force on the soft disks that cushion the spine.

This restriction and stress can result in strain or swelling of the spinal nerve fibers that pass 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 key is to recover 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 eliminating the stress on your discs.

The treatment method is extremely safe and Dr. Jon Paul Fritz will make sure that you’re comfortable during the treatment.

We find that most patients experience dramatic relief after just a few treatments. 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. Jon Paul Fritz a call now. We’re conveniently located in Fleming Island, FL, and our phone number is (904) 425-9060.