Spinal Traction Decompression
Decompression refers to reducing the pressure on the cervical / lumbar spinal nerves by creating a negative osmotic change within the disc. This negative osmotic “suction cup” change reduces / centralizes the disc material, decompressing the spinal nerves, along with improving circulation within the disc and healing the disc wall. Decompression of the lumbar nerves decreases and eventually, in most cases, eliminates localized back / neck pain and associated shooting upper and / or lower extremity “shooting” radicular pain.
Used in the treatment of lumbar / cervical:
- Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Strain Pain
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Suboccipital Headache Pain
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving back pain and/or leg pain.
This procedure is called nonsurgical decompression therapy (as opposed to surgical spinal decompression, such as laminectomy and microdiscectomy).
Theory of Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression devices use the same basic principle of spinal traction that has been offered by chiropractors, osteopaths, and other appropriately trained health professionals for many years.
Both traction and decompression therapy are applied with the goals of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs.
Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy applied to the spine in an attempt to bring about several theoretical benefits including:
- Create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material.
- Create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc.
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