Spinal decompression is a type of mechanical spine traction referring to the separation of the discs, joints or bones located in the back. The theory is the separation is capable of decreasing the amount of pressure placed on the nerves located in the back. This improves function and decreases pain.

The position of the patient is dependent on which system is being used. Some systems require the patient to lie on their back while others require the patient to lie on their stomach. Both positions are equally effective. The actual therapy involves stretching the patient’s spine using a motorized device or a traction table. The ultimate goal is to relieve any pain the patient is feeling in their legs or back. There are several different yet similar procedures that may be used. All of them play an important part in the treatment of pain in both the neck and the lower back.

The Theory of Spinal Decompression

The devices used for spinal decompression were designed using the same principles that trained health professionals, osteopaths and chiropractors have been using to relieve pain for many years. Both decompression therapy and traction are applied with the ultimate goal of relieving the patient of pain and promoting an environment capable of promoting the best possible healing for herniated, degenerating and bulging discs. This procedure is offered in an attempt to bring the patient numerous theoretical benefits.

The theory behind spinal decompression has received valid acceptance by the majority of trained health professionals. In the majority of cases, spinal decompression therapy has been shown to be more effective and less expensive than the standard manual methods for the treatment of both herniated discs and back pain.

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If you are suffering from herniated or bulging discs, the solution may be spinal decompression. If you are interested in relieving your pain and learning more about this procedure, the first step is schedule your personal consultation here at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more!