Spinal decompression is effective in the treatment of neck pain, facet syndrome and sciatica due to bulging or herniated discs. Some patients who have spinal stenosis have reported pain relief from decompression treatments. Spinal decompression gently lengthens and tractions the spine allowing the joints to open up and take pressure off pinched nerves. Research shows a 70% success rate using spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is a FDA-approved non-surgical form of treatment for disc injuries, herniations, protrusion, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and facet syndromes. Many people have been through multiple forms of care for their ailing back or neck, only to find little if any relief. Spinal decompression is similar to intersegmental traction but is computer aided and uses much higher forces applied to the spine.
How does spinal decompression work?
The machine oscillates back and forth between a maximum pull and a minimum pull. This process tarts out slowly and comes to a peak over a few minutes.
The goals of spinal decompression include:
- Stretch ligaments and muscles
- Relax muscles
- Decrease disc pressure
- Increase range of motion
- Relief of nerve root compression
- Possible retraction
- Increased blood flow
- Decrease pain
- Mobilize joints