Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical alternative targeted at relieving, healing and resolving lower back and neck pain and limited mobility issues due to spinal disc injury. This innovative treatment slowly and gently lengthens, and pumps compressed vertebral discs through repetitive motions on a decompression table. These motions are customized to pinpoint specific areas of the injured disc, creating a negative pressure change within the disc which allows it to decompress and regain its proper length and space requirements within the spine.
One of the difficulties involved with compressed discs is their general inability to heal, due to the fact they are constantly in use and thus constantly under pressure, as well as the lack of blood supply to the area of the body the spine is located within. Spinal decompression therapy enables the bulging disc and valuable disc nutrients and joint fluid to be drawn back into the center of the affected disc, relieving the initial pain of the compression at the site of the nerve root as well as hastening the body’s natural healing abilities.
Traditionally, traction methods have been the treatment of choice for compressed discs. Unfortunately, this action pulls the spine and can cause painful muscle spasms. Spinal decompression therapy targets specific decompressed areas, bypassing the muscle reflex mechanism. This results in improved efficacy for pain relief and resolution and involves no additional pain as part of the cure.
Spinal decompression treatments generally last 30 to 45 minutes and significant pain relief and resolution is typically experienced after 20 to 25 treatments over five to seven-week time period. Other treatments can be offered as complementary therapies before or after a spinal decompression therapy session and may include electrical stimulation. ultrasound and/or hot, cold or contrast therapy.
Spinal Decompression Therapy can painlessly and non-invasively treat the following disc related conditions:
Herniated or Bulging Discs
Degenerative Disc Disease
Chronic back or neck pain that has resisted relief from other medical interventions
If you suffer from any of these debilitating conditions and have had little or no success relieving and resolving acute or chronic back and neck pain, please do not hesitate to make an appointment at Baywood Chiropractic for an initial evaluation for Spinal Decompression Therapy. We are fully trained and certified to perform this innovative and effective therapy.