spinal decompression

Spinal Decompression

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a new technology used to treat disc injuries in the neck and the low back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. During treatment, the distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation.

The technique of spinal decompression therapy helps to unload pressure on the spinal disc due to distraction and positioning. This movement gently separates the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs, which pulls in the protruding disc bulge. The “vacuum effect” of decompression is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.

The computer assisted cycles of decompression and partial relaxation promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients facilitate the healing of torn and degenerated disc fibers. For the lower back, the patient lies fully clothed on his/her back. Next, a set of nicely padded straps comfortably fit around the waist and lower chest.

Many patients feel instant relief while they are on the table because all pressure is being relieved off of the nerve. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective in treating Sciatica, Bulging or Herniated discs, pinched nerves in both the neck and back as well as radiating arm and leg pain.