Spinal decompression therapy is a painless, non-surgical treatment designed to reduce and even eliminate back pain, neck pain, sciatica and radiating arm pain. This modern treatment has shown a high success rate and helps patients avoid back surgeries they would have otherwise needed. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, shooting arm pain, degenerative disc disease, disc bulges and disc herniations. The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center of San Diego has been treating patients and helping them get out of pain successfully for the past 17 years.
Clinical studies have shown spinal decompression to be effective in treating a number of conditions. These include pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and even relapse or failed back surgery. The treatment enables most patients to return to pain-free, active lifestyles.
Spinal decompression was developed by a team of top physicians and medical engineers to bring healing through a unique method. This therapy provides relief to chronic back and neck pain sufferers by reducing the pressure within spinal discs. As the spine’s vertebrae are slowly and gently separated, pressure is slowly reduced within discs until a negative vacuum is formed. This vacuum is shown to reduce the size of existing disc bulges or disc herniations. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and dramatically reduces pain and disability.
With spinal decompression therapy, all motion is computer-controlled to provide gentle treatment of injured spinal discs. Decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing. As a result, the entire treatment remains pain-free. High success rates with spinal decompression therapy lead many to prefer it to invasive back surgery, spinal injections and pain medications. Call our office today to learn more and see if you’re a candidate for this highly successful treatment!
Not at all. There are 3 computers on each Spinal Decompression Machine. One of the computers sole job is to ensure that the muscles in the spine are relaxed. It accomplishes this with a positive feedback loop system. 16 Times a second, the system monitors the muscles to make sure they are not attempting to tighten up. If they do attempt to tighten, the computer recognizes this and adjusts the pressure and pull to lower until the muscles are once again relaxed and then it can increase the pull once again. This way we can always keep the disc in a negative pressure state which is not possible with inversion or traction machines.
With true spinal decompression, we can get water, oxygen and nutrients into the disc itself while flushing out swelling and inflammation which is adding to the pain. With traction and inversion tables the spinal muscles are unable to fully relax and thus they stay somewhat activated which then prevents the discs from getting into a negative pressure and healing properly and getting rid of the pain as much as possible.