Spinal decompression helps relieves neck and back pain by gently stretching out the spine in order to change its force and position. This relieves the pressure off the spinal discs, which work as cushions between the bones in your spine.
By creating negative pressure in the disc, it will begin to retract and ease the burden on the spine.
Spinal decompression effectively treats disc herniation, facet syndromes, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, SI joint strain, and related problems.
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy uses computerized equipment to help treat spinal discs that have become weak or vulnerable due to tension and wear and tear over time, or as the result of an injury. The process of decompressing spinal discs relieves tension and pressure between the vertebrae. This ultimately leads to alleviating the patient’s symptoms, like spasms and radiating pain in the back and legs.
When you’re treated using spinal decompression therapy, you are fitted with a harness or strap that’s used as leverage to decompress your spine. You lie flat on a computerized table, either on your back or stomach. Your chiropractor will operate the computer, and the mechanism then gently pulls you via the strap in a slow and controlled manner.
This pulling action lightly stretches spinal discs or “decompresses” them. This pulling action creates a negative pressure that draws bulging and herniated discs back into the center of the disc. Over time, this allows the spinal discs to benefit from increased fluid, oxygen, nutrients and blood flow, which improves the health of the disc. As the disc becomes healthier, it becomes stronger as well, which helps to eliminate your chronic pain over time.
This is a natural healing process that allows the discs to repair themselves without surgery or medications. It’s also a solution for sciatica pain management to help treat radiating leg pain. By its very nature, therapy provides a long-term process designed to rehabilitate your health over time.
Spinal decompression therapy can help treat the following chronic neck and back pain symptoms:
- Neck pain
- Pain at the base of the skull
- Upper back and shoulder pain
- Arm pain
- Lower back pain
- Pain running down outer leg
- Hip and buttocks pain
- Muscle spasms
- Tingling and numbness
- Overall core and back weakness
- Muscle tension
- Spinal soreness
- Stiffness and mobility issues
- Wear and tear on spinal joints
BENEFITS TO SPINAL DECOMPRESSIONSpinal decompression therapy is a treatment that offers patients a long-term solution to chronic pain. Many people choose this form of holistic treatment because it provides a number benefits. Some benefits of nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy are:
Promotes Nutritive Healing:
The process of spinal decompression allows for the restoration of spinal disc health by creating a suction that promotes fluid and nutrient uptake to the affected areas. This means the procedure aims to heal and restore the condition over time, as opposed to just treating or masking symptoms.
Aimed at Long-Term Healing:
Because spinal decompression is a therapeutic treatment, it means that it provides a long-term pain management and healing solution. A series of sessions can help provide the healing that’s necessary to reduce or eliminate chronic pain.
Suitable for a Variety of Patients:
Because spinal decompression therapy is a natural form of treatment, it’s suitable for a wide variety of patients with varying types of chronic neck and back pain.
Practiced by Healthcare Professionals:
Chiropractors and other licensed healthcare professionals administer spinal decompression therapy. These are specialized healthcare professionals providing safe and approved methods of spinal joint and nerve treatments.
The fact that nonsurgical decompression therapy doesn’t involve surgical procedures is very appealing to patients who want to avoid operations. This means there’s no painful or sometimes debilitating recovery period to face.
Spinal decompression therapy is administered without the use of drugs. Patients benefit from this because there are no drug side effects to be concerned with. Additionally, this treatment is designed to effectively treat chronic pain so patients no longer need to rely on pain medications.