What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive mechanical procedure performed within our office to help alleviate back pain. It involves gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs (the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine). By relieving this pressure, bulging discs can retract back into place which takes pressure off the nerves in the spine. By decompressing the spine, it permits water, oxygen and other fluids to work their way back into the discs allowing them to heal naturally. Spinal decompression is an excellent option for anyone with chronic back pain who wants to get back to living a pain-free life as quickly as possible.
How does Spinal Decompression work?
Spinal decompression therapy relieves pressure from the shock-absorbing discs between the vertebrae. The cushioning discs get damaged from a spinal injury, poor posture or other health conditions. This causes severe neck and back pain that can be relieved through a series of spinal decompression therapies to create quick, effective vacuum forces inside these discs. This vacuum pressure helps pull fresh circulation and hydration back into the discs. By reshaping the discs, pressure is relieved from the pinched nerves and alleviates back and neck pain while providing pain relief from the disc itself. This therapy helps prevent unnecessary use of drugs or surgery.
What are the symptoms of Spinal Decompression patients?
First of all, it is important to give a detailed patient history at your consultation. We can better assess if this treatment is right for you. Spinal decompression has been most effective for patients who suffer from the following conditions: sciatica, neck pain, back pain, spinal injury and headaches that stem from nerves pinched by degenerative, bulging or herniated discs.