Spinal Decompression

spinal-decompression-manIf you are suffering from chronic back pain or neck pain, and you feel like all the medication you have been taking or other treatments you have been undergoing are not getting their desired results, then you may want to consider our spinal decompression treatment.

Spinal decompression is a technique in chiropractic care which involves stretching the spine with the aid of a mechanical apparatus called a traction table or spinal decompression table. The technique aims to stretch (or decompress) your spinal discs in order to relieve a pre-existing back condition that in turn causes back pain, neck pain, and even leg pain. This shouldn’t be confused with another kind of spinal decompression that is applied on certain patients which uses surgical methods; but because chiropractic is a non-invasive medical modality, the spinal decompression chiropractors apply on patients is also labelled (by medical professionals) as non-surgical decompression therapy.

How the Therapy Works

The treatment is performed on a comfortable bed-like spinal decompression table. Once lying down the patient is fitted with a supporting harness which is fashioned to help in getting the best effect from the stretching and decompression process. During the actual session, the patient will feel his or her back, neck and legs are slightly and slowing being stretched, and thus may relieve the pressure (or decompressing) the discs in your spine.

When pressure between the spinal discs are taken off, the spine begins to regenerate as the lower pressure triggers an inflow of oxygen and nutrients into the discs, while flushing away cell waste products. The decreased pressure also allows for the repositioning of herniated and bulging discs in the spine, thereby possibly causing relief from the pain the patient seeks to recover from.

Conditions for Treatment

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is suggested as being effective on the following conditions of the spine:

  • Herniated disc or bulging disc
  • Sciatica
  • Pinch nerve
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerating discs

All of which can cause back pain and neck pain to the patient.

Disqualifications

Pregnant women are advised not to undergo this type of therapy. Patients with illnesses such as spinal cancer and aortic aneurysms are not qualified to take this treatment. It is recommended to check with your qualified Spinal Decompression practitioner if you have other pre-existing conditions that make you unfit for spinal decompression therapy.