What is Decompression Therapy?

If you have ever suffered from lasting back pain symptoms or similar issues, you understand firsthand how disruptive and intrusive it can be to your life. This pain can be all consuming and you may only be focused on little else than finding relief. Some people decide on decompression therapy. There are nonsurgical and surgical methods to explore. In order to find out if this is a suitable option for you, the following information may be helpful.

What Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression works by stretching the spine in a gentle fashion. Nonsurgical spinal decompression utilizes a specific kind of motorized traction in order to help you relieve back pain. This changes the position and force of the spine. This helps to take pressure off the spinal disks. Spinal disks are gel-like cushions located in between your spinal bones.

Certain people who are advocates of this treatment say that over time, negative pressure from this therapy may help herniated or bulging disks to retract. This can take pressure off the nerves in your spine and other structures. In turn, this helps to promote the movement of nutrient-rich fluids, oxygen and water into the disks so that they can heal.

There are doctors who have utilized nonsurgical decompression in an attempt to treat the following: Worn spinal joints, also called posterior facet syndrome; neck or back pain or sciatica, referring to weakness or pain or tingling that extends down the leg; and radiculopathy or diseased or injured spinal nerve roots.

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