Low Back/Disc Conditions

Spinal Decompression

The vertebrae (or bones) of your spine are separated by pieces of cartilage known as discs.   These discs hold your spine together and act as shock absorbers for your back.  Over time, things like gravity, trauma, and even just poor posture can cause the discs to flatten.

This can eventually leads to bulging discs, herniated discs, or degenerated discs.  Damaged or misplaced discs can reduce mobility and cause pain as spinal nerves are compressed or pressure is added to the spinal cord.

The only way to heal a bulging or herniated disc is through spinal decompression.  Spinal decompression works to put the disc back in place and relieve the pinched nerve in your back.  While surgery generally cuts off part of the disc that is affecting the nerve (Discectomy), Spinal Decompression Therapy is using negative pressure to draw back the disc from the nerve.

Do you suffer from the following:

    • • Herniated disc
    • • Degenerative disc
    • • Facet syndrome
    • • Facet syndrome
    • • Sciatica (Leg Pain)
    • • Post-surgical patients
    • • Spinal Stenosis

If so, standard chiropractic therapy might not be enough.  Decompression therapy not only keeps you from having to go under a knife, but it’s cheaper too.  The purpose of decompression is to create a “vacuum effect” that essentially reverses the forces that caused the disc to go out of place.

During the process, we cycle the effected area through distraction and relaxation phases, as well as proper positioning, isolating the problematic disc.  This causes two things to happen.

First, it draws the misplaced disc back into its proper place.  Second, it increases blood flood in that area, activating a healing response that helps it recover.  Through spinal decompression therapy, the large majority experience a notable decrease in pain.  Depending on the condition of the effected disc, a complete recovery is possible.

To see if your condition qualifies for decompression therapy, please contact us today.  The faster you take care of a misplaced disc, the higher your chances are of preventing permanent damage.

Here’s what a recent patient had to say about his experience with spinal decompression therapy: