Spinal decompression is a FDA approved therapy. It has various health benefits and is a non surgical therapy. Spinal decompression involves inconvenient stretching of the spine that corrects the position of spine. These changes remove the pressure from the spinal discs. Discs are gel-like cushions present between the bones of the spine. As a result of those alterations, herniated or protuberant discs may repeal, which removes the pressure from the nerves in the spine. It helps to improve the movement of oxygen, water and nutrient rich fluids throughout the spinal discs, which enhance the healing process.
Spinal decompression treats:
- Afflicted or injured spinal nerve roots
- Worn spinal joints or posterior facet syndrome
- Herniated, bulging or deteriorating disc disease
- Back and neck pain
- Sciatica i.e. weakness, pain or tingling sensation that spread to the leg
As the spine becomes condensed over time, symptoms like inflammation, pain and reduced mobility are observed. Spinal decompression works by removing force or commanding traction gently on both ends of spine with a specialized mechanical device or with the hands of Chiropractor. The procedure generates a negative pressure in distressed areas. It is painless, safer than surgery and has fewer side effects. It has less cost and recovery time than surgery and other invasive treatments. Spinal decompression is comfortable, effective and provides certain benefits for associated dysfunction.
Most important benefits of spinal decompression are:
Pain relief: It soothes tension in injured, spasming and tight muscles. It encourages the nervous system to discharge neurochemical signals that has an analgesic effect on body. 1 to 3 sessions provide tremendous pain relief.
Restore normal joint alignment and spinal disc: Stress, smoking, body mechanics and some other factors can cause herniated discs or joints. Spinal decompression reorganizes discs and joints and inhibits pain, dysfunction and inflammation.
Relaxing: Patients enjoy the therapy as it is very relaxing and comfortable. Compelling reduction in just one session makes them feel more relaxed.
Encourage the healing of spinal disc tissues: This therapy enforces a vacuum like force on discs of the spine. This helps to increase healing cells, fluids and other necessary substances, and directs it towards the injured tissues of the spine.
Accelerates effectiveness of other healing approaches: Spinal decompression helps to restore the health and functions of the spine. A healthy spine contributes to a healthy body. Spinal decompression boosts spinal health as a result of which other therapeutic methods work faster and better.
Relieves pressure on spinal nerves: the nerves of spine function improperly due to injured or diseased bones, discs and other tissues of spine. Spinal decompression therapy prevents inflammation and restores nerve functions.
Other health benefits of spinal decompression are:
- Re-establish unobstructed flow of nutrients and oxygen throughout the spine
- Increase the range of motion
- Alleviate stiffness
- Improved circulation
- Brings the vertebrae to proper position
- Restores the cushioning features of spinal discs
- Eases pinched nerves of spine
- Relieves disc pressure
- Relax, lengthen and stretch the spine
- Relieve back pain, neck pain and other extremities pain
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person due to lifestyle, healthy eating, body type and dedication to the program. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.