Spinal decompression is a treatment designed for low back pain or neck pain that stems from problematic discs in the spinal column, such as herniated discs, degenerated discs, bulging discs, causing arm or leg pain (sciatica). Spinal decompression can also be helpful in cases where there is a relapse after back surgery, patients suffering from spinal stenosis or facet syndrome, and those who have had severe trauma occur to the spine.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, which means that there are little risks and rarely any side effects. Decompression therapy creates negative pressure between vertebral joints on a disc to allow retraction of the disc material back to a normal physiologic position and promotes the intake of fluids, oxygen, and other substances necessary for the healing the spinal disc and surrounding tissues. The short-term and long-term benefits of spinal decompression outweigh typical approaches to treating severe back pain.
Conditions Treated With Spinal Decompression:
- Bulging, Prolapsed or Herniated Discs
- Pain Radiating Down the Arms or Legs
- Pinched Nerves
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
The mechanics of a spinal decompression table are designed for an easy and pain free treatment. The way spinal decompression works is by minuscule pulling force that essentially causes a negative pressure to "suck" disc material back into place, reducing the disc herniation or bulge and taking pressure off of nerves. Reducing the herniation or bulge eliminates most pain in a risk-free procedure.
Spinal decompression therapy has saved many patients from going under the knife. If you are suffering from a herniated or bulging disk, don’t risk surgery or injections until you have explored safe and effective spinal decompression therapy. Please call our Avalon Park office at (407) 930-3696 or our Fern Creek office at (407) 286-2683 to find out if you’re a candidate for spinal decompression.