Spinal disc problems and injuries are among the most commonly diagnosed causes of back pain, leg pain, numbness, and weakness. Unfortunately, spinal discs, gel-like cushions between the vertebrae, typically do not heal on their own, as they are constantly moving and under pressure. No matter the type of disc injury — bulging, herniated, degenerating, ruptured — Spinal Decompression Therapy offers an all-natural, non-surgical treatment that is highly effective at relieving neck and back pain.
How does it work?
Spinal decompression mechanically stretches the spine with motorized traction that adjusts the force and position of your discs to create negative pressure (vacuum-like force). This prompts the discs to retract back into their normal position, relieving pressure and reducing pain. It also takes pressure off of surrounding nerves and blood vessels, bringing more nutrient-rich blood, oxygen, and water back to the disc for faster healing.
What is the procedure like?
The treatment takes place on a spinal decompression table equipped with a traction device. This device is connected to a computer so your healthcare provider can closely control how the table moves in relation to your spine. One session lasts up to a total of 30 minutes, with multiple one-minute decompression intervals and relaxation cycles occurring throughout the treatment.
Will it hurt?
Spinal decompression is very commonly a gentle, pain-free pain-free procedure. You will feel your spine stretching, but this should be more relaxing than painful. Many patients use this time to physically and mentally unwind — some patients even fall asleep!
The spine practitioners at Blue Diamond Physical Medicine understand that some patients may feel nervous before spinal decompression therapy. We will work with you to make sure you stay as comfortable as possible. Remember that this procedure is designed to be relaxing and painless — our goal is to help your spine get back to normal so you can live pain-free.