Non-surgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off of the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated discs may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures. This in turn helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.
Our chiropractors use spinal decompression in an attempt to treat:
- Back pain, neck pain or sciatica (which is pain, weakness or tingling that extends down the leg)
- Bulging, herniated, or degenerative disc disease
- Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots