Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner.
Non-surgical spinal decompression creates axial distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. These cycles of distraction and relaxation result in a vacuum effect or negative intra-discal pressure.
The negative pressure will induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, thecal sac, or adjacent structures and soft tissues. It happens only microscopically each session, but collectively over a short period of time the results are astounding.
These cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the damaged and degenerated disc fibers and soft tissues to heal naturally.
Decompression tends to work right away on a properly selected patient. We expect to see marked improvement within 2 weeks treating 3 times per week. Most patients enter functional stabilization exercise during the 2nd or 3rd week and finish care by the end of the 5th week.