Spinal Decompression (non-surgical)
Spinal Decompression has been cleared by the FDA for relief of lower back pain, leg pain, neck pain, and arm pain. Spinal Decompression (Vertebral Axial Decompression) is a non-surgical, safe, and likely effective traction based procedure to help herniated, protruding, or bulging disc enliven and regain normal position and function, sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, facet syndromes, and some back pain due to a failed surgery.
Shock absorbing cushions between the bones (vertebra) of the spine are called discs. Our Discs are made of ring fibers of cartilage which encases a thick liquid nucleus.
About twenty-five years of age our discs start to dehydrate and become brittle. Pressure on a dehydrated and brittle disc causes the ring fibers to crack or tear and the thick liquid nucleus to migrate into the crack or tear causing the weakened cartilage to herniate, bulge, and protrude. Pain occurs when the protruding disc makes contact with the nerves. Herniated disc most often occur in the lower back and neck.
Spinal Decompression works by applying a negative pressure to the disc causing the liquid center to return to its normal position. When the liquid nucleus migrates back to its normal position the herniated cartilage pulls off the nerve and give relief. Spinal decompression applies intermittent pull and release patterns designed to rehydrate the disc with nutrient rich fluid and stimulate the cells (fibroblasts) of the cartilage to repair enlivening the disc to regain it's normal position and function.
Spinal Decompression is not only designed to relieve pain but also to resolve the cause of the problem and enliven the disc to repair. Consider the safe and likely effective results of non-surgical spinal decompression before you have more invasive procedures.