Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical, pain-free method of removing the pressure put on spinal nerves by misaligned vertebrae, neck pain, sciatica, bulging discs, or herniated discs. A chiropractor or doctor performs spinal decompression by applying motorized traction forces to gently stretch your spine, restore proper positioning of your vertebrae, and alleviate nerve pressure. Spinal decompression sessions can last around forty minutes and can involve additional chiropractic techniques to support the healing of soft tissue inflammation.
Who Benefits from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Are you taking pain medications your back every day? Does your back pain limit what you can do physically? Has your primary care physician suggested back surgery? Are you missing work because your back is stiff and painful?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy. In many cases, people opting for spinal decompression can avoid surgery and avoid the lengthy recovery times associated with surgery and ultimately, the possibility that the surgery will be unsuccessful.
As your spine is being stretched during spinal decompression therapy, the flow of oxygen, water, and blood-based nutrients increases to your spine to aid in reducing inflammation and pain. By “unloading” pressure within the spine and creating more space between vertebrae, spinal decompression exerts “negative” intradiscal pressure for retracting bulging/herniated discs, repositioning vertebrae, and eliminating pressure irritating nerve roots.
Spinal decompression traction tables move in ways that allow cycling between partial relaxation and decompression of the vertebrae so that nutrient-rich blood and plasma diffuse from the outside of the vertebral discs to the middle of the discs. This motion enables degenerated or ruptured disc tissue to start healing naturally, or without the need for medication or surgery.
People undergoing spinal decompression therapy remain fully clothed during a session. Comfortable harnesses are placed around the chest and pelvis to hold the body in place on the traction table. Your chiropractor will operate the traction table via computerized software and will explain exactly what is happening as the table is raised and lowered slowly to create the negative intradiscal pressure necessary for relieving chronic back and/or neck pain.
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