What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive therapy for the relief of back pain or neck pain caused by bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, sciatica nerve pain, and spinal stenosis. Improving on traditional traction therapies, spinal decompression is the result of concerted efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers. The therapy not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients but also enables the majority of them to return to more active lifestyles. Many of these patients may have had to endure back surgery if it wasn’t for the pain relief provided by non-invasive decompression therapy.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work ?
Non-invasive decompression therapy is a computer-controlled, motorized treatment that works by gently stretching the spine. This changes the position and the force on the spine, taking the pressure off the spinal discs which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. As a result, bulging or herniated discs can retract, relieving the pressure on the nerves and other structures in your spine. This helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.
The computer-controlled treatment motion provides gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Decompression therapy slowly separates the vertebrae, alternating between brief periods of pulling and relaxing. This reduces the protective muscle spasm that contributed to the poor success rate of outdated ‘traction’ techniques.
Decompression therapy incorporates advanced angulated elongation methods to target specific discs of the spine. “Angulated Elongation” refers to the angle at which the healing decompression force is applied. These methods rely on using less decompressive force to focus on a single segment of the spine as opposed to a high level of force that separates multiple segments all at once. This allows for the rehabilitation of individual spinal discs.
How is Spinal Decompression Administered?
In my practice, spinal decompression therapy is offered using the DRX9000, which is designed to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative injuries of the spine. Using the DRX9000’s measurement devices, changes in decompression forces experienced by each patient are monitored. All of this data is constantly fed back into the treatment computers. The treatment computers continually calculate corrections to ensure the therapy is true to each patient’s logarithmic curve.
To prepare for decompression therapy, the patient is fitted into a support system to stabilize the body. Next, the advanced traction control system of DRX9000 gently pulls the spine without pain or discomfort. In addition to being safe and painless, decompression therapy is also comfortable and relaxing. Some patients have even fallen asleep during treatment!
In addition to the DRX9000, I provide treatment for the relief of neck pain caused by compression of the cervical spine with the DRX9000C. Using cyclic forces, it works in conjunction with the DRX9000 to decompresses intervertebral discs, providing relief of the pain associated with herniated, protruding and bulging discs as well as degenerative disc disease and posterior facet syndrome.
Does Spinal Decompression Really Work?
Yes, it does! Spinal decompression has been proven effective in relieving the pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, sciatica nerve pain, and spinal stenosis. In some cases, it has even provided effective relief from the pain of relapsed or failed back surgery. Since its release, clinical studies have revealed an amazing success rate in treating lumbar disc related problems with spinal decompression. Listen to what my patients are saying and if you’re interested in finding out if decompression therapy is right for you, schedule a free consultation.