- Individuals who have chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease or herniated discs may benefit from spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option for patients struggling with lower back and/or neck pain. Spinal decompression therapy involves traction therapy. Decompression Therapy works by gently stretching the spine.
During therapy a patient will be positioned properly and go through phases of distraction and relaxation. Once the problem spinal disc is isolated it can be placed under pressure which makes a vacuum effect. The vacuum does two things. First, any portion of the disc that has herniated or protruded outside of where it should be can be repositioned and placed back where it should be. Second, the vacuum effect brings in a fresh blood supply which can promote healing.
Individuals who should not have spinal decompression therapy are individuals who have severe osteoporosis, the severely obese, the severely nerve damaged or women who are pregnant. In addition, individuals who are elderly are not good candidates for spinal decompression therapy. However, each case is individual and every person who is interested in spinal decompression therapy will be evaluated to see if he or she would make a good candidate.