Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

How spinal decompression works:

Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This changes the force and position of the spine. This will take pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine.

What are the benefits of Spinal Decompression?

The value of this treatment varies among patients. In general, benefits include:

  • Pressure within an inter-vertebral disc can be reduced and helps to decompress discs and alleviate nerve pain (i.e. sciatica)
  • Helps to restore disc function

Uses & Results:

Notice the x-ray on the left, showing a herniated/bulging disc.

The x-ray on the right is of the same spine after non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.

Spinal Decompression is used to help with:

  • Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg
  • Bulging or herniated discs or degenerative disc disease
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (called radiculopathy)

Proponents of this treatment say that over time, negative pressure from this therapy may cause bulging or herniated discs to retract. That can take pressure off the nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.

Non-Surgical spinal decompression works by using computerized technology to gently stretch the spine in a very controlled manner.  This stretching of the spine (can be done both on neck, mid-back and lower back), takes pressure off the discs.  The discs are the gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine.   

During the treatment, a pull or suction (negative pressure) or vacuum effect draws in hydration (water) along with nutrients and oxygen into the discs necessary to stimulate healing.  This treatment also stretches the surrounding ligaments, tendons, muscles and other structures surrounding the spine to help with the most stubborn and chronic neck and lower back conditions.   

Each visit builds on the previous visit with the intention of increasing the weight of pull to maximize the effect of the treatment.  Most patients see a result with about 20-30 sessions. 

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