SPINAL CORD Decompression

Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine with the goal of relieving neck pain, back pain and/or leg pain.

This procedure is called nonsurgical decompression therapy (as opposed to surgical spinal decompression, such as laminectomy and microdiscectomy).

The nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy has a important role in treatment of lower back pain and neck pain. In nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, the spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently in a controlled manner.

The theory is that this process creates a negative intradiscal pressure (pressure within the disc itself), which is thought to have two potential benefits:

  • Pulls the herniated or bulging disc material back into the disc
  • Promotes the passage of healing nutrients, into the disc and fosters a better healing environment.
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