Vertebral axial decompression therapy (spinal decompression) is described as an alternative, noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure of applying axial traction to the spine. It can be used in the treatment of several conditions, including low back, and neck pain associated with lumbar disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and radiculopathy.
How Spinal Decompression Therapy Works
As the Spinal Decompression table pulls on your spine, it gently separates the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the disc that we are targeting. This vacuum begins to suck the bulges or herniations back into the inside of the disc, and off of your nerve root. I happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively the results are quite dramatic.
Also, this pumping action pumps nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal back up. Only a few years ago, it was thought that once a disc was degenerated, there was nothing you could do. Now we routinely see discs gain one to two millimeters of sustained increased disc height. While this may not seem like much, it can make all the difference in the world for your nerves.
Spinal Decompression is an Innovative, Non-Invasive Approach for the Relief of Lower Back Syndromes:
- Herniated or Bulging Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Posterior Facet Syndrome
- Acute or Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Headaches