What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive mechanical procedure performed within our office to help alleviate back pain. It involves gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs (the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine). By relieving this pressure, bulging discs can retract back into place which takes pressure off the nerves in the spine. By decompressing the spine, it permits water, oxygen and other fluids to work their way back into the discs allowing them to heal naturally. Spinal decompression is an excellent option for anyone with chronic back pain who wants to get back to living a pain-free life as quickly as possible.
Our highly skilled chiropractor performs this unique manual technique to relieve the pressure from intervertebral discs. It involves a quick stretch and release of the spine to help reshape and rehydrate damaged, herniated, and degenerative, bulging discs. This will help alleviate the pinched nerves as well as the resulting back and neck pain. You will be carefully positioned on a special, padded table, fully stabilizing your hips and locking you into position. The doctor then performs a quick pull at the top of the spine to stretch and release every vertebra from the base of the skull to the sacrum (head to toe).
Spinal traction is a decompression therapy system that helps release pressure buildup in your spine. It can be done both mechanically and manually, depending on the situation. Spinal traction can relieve pain caused from pinched nerves, degenerative disc disease problems, sciatica and even herniated discs. This is a quick, easy, and effective method to relieve any excess pressure buildup in your spine.