What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

The human spine is essentially dozens of bones which are stacked on top of each other. These bones are positioned and cushioned by a gel-like disc called the intervertebral disc. Repetitive movement of the spine or poor posture will often degenerate the joints surrounding the spine which affects the intervertebral disc. Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy applied to the spine in an attempt to bring about several theoretical benefits including: 1) to create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material; 2) to create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc.

About the procedure

Spinal Decompression Therapy is designed to be painless and has proven to be highly effective for those who suffer from back and neck pain with nerve involvement. The procedure involves a patient lying flat, either face up or on their back. Parameters are entered into a computer and pressure is relieved from the spine for 10-15 minutes.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy used to treat?

Spinal Decompression Therapy is primarily used to treat back and neck issues, especially those with nerve involvement, including but not limited to:

  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Pain
  • Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Worn Spinal Joints
  • Injured Spinal Nerves

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms then spinal decompression therapy may be the right treatment for you.

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