This technique is called nonsurgical decompression therapy. Spinal decompression procedures use the same basic principle of spinal traction that has been offered by chiropractors, osteopaths, and other trained health professionals for many centuries.
Both traction and decompression therapy are useful with the aims of relieving pain and helpful in the healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs. Our SpineWise clinic is best for both surgical and non-surgical spinal decompression at Bowmanville. For more information, you can call us.
Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy applied to the spine in an effort to bring about numerous theoretical benefits including:
• Create a negative intradiscal pressure to improve retraction or relocating of the herniated or bulging disc material.
• Create a lower pressure in the disc that will affect an influx of healing nutrients and other stuff into the disc.
In nonsurgical spinal decompression treatment, the spine is stretched and relaxed alternatingly in a controlled manner. The concept is that the process creates a negative intradiscal pressure (pressure within the disc itself), which is thought to have two possible benefits:
1. Pulls the herniated or bulging disc material back into the disc.
2. Helps the passage of healing nutrients, into the disc and raises a better healing environment.