What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression works by using a table to gently and slowly stretch the spine ever so slightly.
This takes a tremendous amount of pressure off your spinal discs, the gel-like pads between your vertebrae.
Bulging and herniated discs can retract back to where they belong, and nutrients like water, oxygen, proteins, etc, can flow into the injured area.
This provides quick relief from herniated or bulging discs while promoting long-term healing to those discs.
Spinal decompression is a great option to use before jumping straight to surgical solutions to back pain.
Is It Good To Decompress Your Spine?
Short answer is yes!
As with anything, too much can be bad. The decompression patients receive under doctor supervision is completely safe.
Decompression needs to be done properly, which is why it isn’t a good idea to do this yourself or with the help of a friend or spouse.
When done properly, decompression is safe and effective.
Can Spinal Decompression Cause Damage?
It depends. Spinal decompression surgery carries a risk of tissue damage.
But what we practice is a non-surgical approach to spinal decompression. We use a traction device that has physical limitations to how much decompression it can apply. This keeps the patient very safe and comfortable during treatment.
How Long Does It Take For Spinal Decompression To Work?
Let’s face it, we want everything NOW. We live in an instant-result society.
Even so, spinal decompression offers dramatic pain relief in as little as 4 weeks.
4 weeks is a blink of an eye in contrast to a lifetime of chronic back pain.
Does Decompression Help Relieve Sciatica?
Absolutely, spinal decompression often helps patients who suffer from sciatica.
Sciatica is when your sciatic nerve is being irritated, resulting in pain in the lower back and down the legs.
By decompressing the spine and removing the cause of irritation, inflammation in the nerve begins to subside and the pain fades away.