What is Spinal Decompression and How Does it Work?
Spinal Decompression is a form of computerized traction which changes the force and position of the spine effectively taking the pressure off the spinal discs. As a result of this therapy, bulging or herniated discs retract back to their natural position allowing pressure to subside off of the nerves and other structures in your spine. This also helps to promote healing by moving water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs. Some of the more advanced systems of spinal decompression allow over fifty different table positions to decompress the discs and maximize the chances of the disc material returning to a normal position.
Who Will Benefit from Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is designed for the rehabilitation of the spinal disc. The best candidates for spinal decompression are those that have the following diagnosis and/or symptoms:
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Tingling or Numbness in arms or legs
- Spinal Stenosis
How Many Spinal Decompression Sessions are Needed?
The amount of treatment using spinal decompression will involve the severity of the disc problem. Most patients find relief after the first five sessions and after the fifth treatment, the patient is reevaluated to determine the next steps. It is recommended for patients who have chronic conditions like Degenerative Disc Disease or Spinal Stenosis to stay on a program of spinal decompression that allows continued maintenance on the condition. These programs are usually once a week to once a month depending on the severity. Sometimes these can be combined with stretching and core strengthening to stabilize the back and achieve maximum and lasting results.
At The Back Pain Center, we offer lasting therapy and programs to our patients. For more information on how spinal decompression can benefit your specific condition requirements please stop by or call the offices today and speak with a professional.