Spinal decompression is a NASA-discovered method to fix back pain that does not require surgery or other invasive procedures. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment.
Some back problems relate to spinal disc injuries, like disc herniations or disc deterioration, that occur for many different reasons. A doctor may use a technique called spinal decompression in an attempt to relieve the pain and pressure in your neck, back, low back, or legs. The procedure is designed to help alleviate the pain associated with bad spinal discs.
The technique uses a table–called a decompression table–specially outfitted with straps and a computer controlled tension chord. The patient is placed on the table and gently secured with straps. As the tension chord moves the table applies small amounts of pressure on the affected area of the back. The force of pressure is computer controlled, giving optimal results through communication that is taking place between the patient’s body and the table. The focus is on gently pulling the spine straight so that a vacuum effect is created between the discs. By creating the vacuum pressure the spinal column is placed back in alignment. Usually there will have to be several treatments so that the affected disc has a chance to fix itself.
What are the Ins and Outs of Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is used by many doctors and has proven, documented results for pain relief. The method is usually costs thousands of dollars less than undergoing surgery. Surgery usually entails a recovery time that in some cases can last up to six months. Spinal decompression offers little to no down time, which means more time enjoying life.
Before the procedure can take place the doctor may order some x-rays in order to effectively evaluate the affected area.