Decompression is a nonsurgical means of relieving pain to the lower back and neck and is often referred to as spinal decompression. This therapy is a spinal disc rehabilitation program that slowly and gently stretches the spine while decompressing the discs.
Using this technique stretches the spine and allows a vacuum effect to happen inside the discs, taking pressure off the nerve root, thus relieving the member of pain. Very small steps are taken during each therapy session.
The goal is to decrease the internal disc pressure which will enlarge the disc space and strengthen the tissues around the spine and the disc. This may decrease the disc bulge or herniation and stimulate the healing of damaged discs.
You may want to consider Decompression Therapy if you have any of the following:
- Herniated or bulging disc(s)
- Degenerative disc(s)
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal arthritis
- Neck or back pain
- Been told you may need neck or back surgery
- Numbness, tingling and/or pain in arms, legs hands or feet