August 23, 2016

Spinal Decompression

The concept of spinal decompression is not new.
From inversion to traction, spinal decompression as an idea has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. In most cultures, especially in exercise there is some form of upside down hanging, or inversion. This inversion acts on the actually structure of the disc, and is one of the few ways in which the disc of the spine can not only be depressurized, but can experience negative pressure. 

Modern spinal decompression is a little more complicated than inversion or traction. Computer administered, tailored to the individual, and monitored through the use of thousands of computations per second. Aside from the advancement in science, and precisely targeted administration, it has also become vastly more effective. In recent years Spinal decompression has evolved into a cost-effective nonsurgical treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal disc disease. Disc degeneration is incredibly common, and a major cause for back and neck pain.

This powerful nonsurgical treatment for herniated and bulging discs works on the affected spinal segment by significantly not just reducing pressures, but by creating negative pressure. This can help the disc to reform its shape, increase drainage, reduce swelling and speed healing. 

The intervertebral disc is made up of sheets of fibers which encapsulates the inner gel nucleus. Injury to the disc can occur acutely or over the course of time due to age, poor posture, activity, disease or even lifestyle. Even as a person utilizes various normal ranges of motion, spinal discs deform as a result of pressure changes within the disc, eventually causing degradation and elongation of the annulus (outermost portion of the disc).

We use the latest form of spinal decompression, with the ability to target the disc level, and administer the precise amount of weight needed to gradually treat the specific location of injury. To find out more or to schedule a visit give us a call or send an email. There is also a very thorough overview of spinal decompression here: Spinal Decompression An Overview