What Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain due to a variety of different conditions. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine over a period of sever treatments. The idea is that the spinal decompression technique changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks 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 movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal while reducing your overall pain. Doctors often choose to use nonsurgical spinal decompression in an attempt to treat back or neck pain or sciatica, bulging or herniated disks, degenerative disk disease, worn spinal joints, and injured or diseased spinal nerve roots.
How Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Done?
Patients are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The doctor fits them with a harness around their pelvis and another around their trunk. They will then either lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to each specific patient’s needs.
Treatment can last up to 30 to 45 minutes and most patients will require multiple treatments to be used in combinaion with other forms of therapy like electrical stimulation, ultrasound (the use of sound waves to generate heat and promote healing, and heat or cold therapy. If you or someone you know is suffering from back pain and feel spinal decompression is the answer for you, give us a call at 877-881-4878.