Spinal Decompression Therapy stretching the spine with the goal of relieving pain by creating a scenario in which disc tissue is able to move back into place and heal, alleviating the pain that this condition may cause. Spinal decompression therapies are applied to patients with the goal of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. It is also used for pain management and treatment of sciatica, injured or diseased spinal nerve roots, and worn spinal joints.
The therapy itself stretches the spine, using a spinal decompression device, creating negative pressure and space within the disc allowing disc fluid to move back into place. The environment created by this movement allows the disc to receive more nutrients healing itself more quickly and effectively. The ultimate goal of spinal decompression therapy is to relieve the patient’s chronic pain and heal it at the source allowing the therapy to be used as a safe, affordable, and extremely effective alternative to spinal surgery.