Spinal Decompression Therapy
Suppose you live with persistent neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs. In that case, spinal decompression therapy is non-surgical and takes the pressure off the discs and strain off the nerves, while advancing the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs. This is where the healing process takes place.
Spinal decompression therapy involves the meticulous mechanical stretching of your spine. It’s a gentle, non-surgical way to instantly relieve disc-related pressure, stimulate blood flow through your spine, and promote long-term healing. Spinal decompression begins with a gentle stretch of the spine to change the force and position by using motorized traction to help relieve pain. Since discs are very sensitive and serve as cushions between the bones along the spine, the angle the body is in during this exercise takes immense pressure off of the spinal discs.
Bulging and herniated discs can retract, taking pressure off the nerves and other structures by the newly created opposing force. This now helps with the healing process by promoting the signal for the motion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Herniated and Bulging Discs
- Worn Spinal Joints
- Injured or Diseased Spinal Nerve Roots
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Can spinal decompression be done without surgery? Yes, spinal decompression therapy is safe and often effective in treating chronic back pain without going through the surgery process. Many note their experiences as feeling a mild stretch of the muscles during a session. The stretch feels pleasant, and the patient shouldn’t feel any severe pain during the entirety of the therapy session.
What happens when you decompress your spine?
The spinal decompression process works by gently stretching the spine and, in doing so, changing the force and position of the spinal alignment. Negative pressure on the spinal discs will be created, and the change of tension between the bones and spine on the gel-like discs.
Spinal decompression is not a new concept. Instead, spinal decompression takes manual or mechanical traction a step forward by using computer technology to control treatment duration, distraction, angle, intensity, and relaxation. The overall goal of the spinal decompression treatment is to assist with pain relief and create an environment of optimal healing for several spinal disc conditions.
Spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes the pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.
Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression in an attempt to treat:
Back or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
- Bulging or herniated discs or degenerative disc disease
- Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots
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