Spinal Disc Decompression is a common treatment for low back pain, sciatic pain, radiating leg pain, herniated lumbar disc, and arthritic back pain.
Treatment involves using a specialized decompression machine to stretch the low back joints apart. A couple of millimeters of stretching movements produce an increase of nutrient rich blood flow and oxygen to injured spinal discs and joints. The machine then releases the pressure pushing the blood away. As it pulls the joints apart again, fresh blood and nutrients rush in. The cycle repeats for 30 minutes.
The treatment effectively increases the amount of blood flow and nutrients to injured tissue. This therapeutic process tremendously speeds healing.
Disc decompression therapy, or traction, decreases back pain by improving the mechanism that cause back pain. Lumbar discs and facet joints have pain nerves that sense damage and send signals to the brain about the injury. Also arthritis or joint degeneration can cause severe low back pain. Decompression therapy helps the injured areas recover faster and gets rid of the pain by improving blood flow and nutrients.
1. Decompression only
The decompression treatments increase the blood flow and speed the healing of injured discs, joints, muscles, and tendons. This treatment protocol works on many people.
Spinal decompression treatment only is better for individuals
who are experiencing their first significant episode of low
back pain and quickly respond to spinal disc decompression
treatments. They usually were in good condition prior to the
injury episode and do not have a history of low back pain.
2. Spinal Decompression with Physical Therapy
Decompression therapy is enhanced with physical therapy to increase strength and endurance of the low back and core muscles. Weakness of these muscles places extra stress and injury on the low back. Physical therapy and exercises to increase strength, endurance, flexibility, and decrease muscle spasms can reduce the risk of future injuries. Many people report feeling better than they had in years after improving their low back strength, endurance, and flexibility.
People who have had a chronic history of low back or sciatic
pain often need decompression and physical therapy treatments.
They have had months or years of poor posture, muscle weakness,
and muscle spasms that have contributed to their low back
and sciatic pain. They tend to benefit more from the strengthening
exercises of physical therapy.
3. Spinal Disc Decompression combined with Physical Therapy and Massage
Massage therapy helps to decrease the muscle spasms and back pain. Massage increases the blood flow and enhances the exercises and stretches. People often feel a decrease in pain and increase in home, work, and recreational function faster when massage therapy is used in their treatments.
Disc Decompression therapy helped get rid of my sciatic pain. R.R. Chandler, AZ
I have been to several clinics for my low back pain. This is the best it has felt in years. M.S. Chandler, AZ
I have several bulging low back discs. Decompression and physical therapy helped get rid of my chronic low back pain. J.K. Chandler, AZ