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.
Herniated and Bulging Discs
Worn Spinal Joints
Injured or Diseased Spinal Nerve Roots
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.
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.
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