Spinal Decompression Therapy
Many people experience disabling pain in the back, neck, head, leg, and arm. This pain can often be difficult to treat and resolve. Spinal decompression therapy offers a non-invasive and drug-free option which can effectively treat pain resulting from degenerative discs, posterior facet syndrome, and disc herniation.
Through this therapy, the spine can be stretched using a combination of traction therapy and nonsurgical spinal decompression tables or other motorized devices. Depending on the extent of the injury, the force used can be modified in both degree and intensity.
This therapy reduces spinal disc and facet joint pressure by cycling through phases of distraction and relaxation, in combination with proper positioning. It is different from and more advanced than normal traction therapy because it can actually treat the source of the problem. It utilizes lowered or even negative pressure to create a vacuum effect, isolate a spinal disc, and pull in the herniation.
In addition, it can create a healing environment by causing nutrients and blood to flow back into the disc. Rehydrating the disc enhances the natural healing process at the site of injury, offering accelerated and dramatic pain relief. This therapy has enabled many patients to return more quickly to an active lifestyle.
During a treatment session, the patient lies on the spinal decompression table, which has a support system to stabilize the body. The procedure creates an anti-gravity effect on the spine, which has been described as a pulling sensation. This treatment is gentle and most patients do not experience any discomfort; some even fall asleep during the process. While multiple treatment sessions are often necessary to produce effective and long-lasting relief, many patients experience a substantial level of pain relief after just a few sessions.
The spinal decompression therapy system used at Body and Back Medical is from Chattanooga, a leader in therapeutic equipment and medicine.