Discs are essentially the cushions between the vertebrae of the spine. When the cushions bulge or tear, problems will ensue. Patients may feel tingling in their fingertips, numbness, or pain in their extremities. The pain can range from mild and uncomfortable to severe and paralyzing pain. However, surgery is not always the answer.
To relieve pain and allow discs to heal, spinal decompression therapy has been proven to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery. During the decompression, the spine is essentially 'stretched'. This allows flattened disc to refill with water and regain their original shape. Discs that are torn or herniated are stretched back into place, pulling the inner part of the disc back inside the casing, which will relieve pressure on the nerves. The result is less pain and numbness. Some patients experience total symptom relief. In addition to the healing benefits, the treatment also feels good - providing a sense of relief to patients.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Spinal Decompression is usually performed on a computerized table. Neck traction is adjusted to the individual patient. Gentle controlled pulling helps to lengthen and stretch the spine, decompressing vertebrae and giving discs space to rejuvenate and heal.
On the lower back, traction is applied around the pelvic area. Again, gentle controlled pulling allows a relaxing stretch to release the tension around vertebrae. The discs can return to their normal shape, relieving pressure on surrounding nerves, which will relieve pain.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
- No surgery
- No recovery time
- No wounds to heal
- Painless therapy
- Results are felt immediately
- Effects are long-lasting
If you’ve been searching for a non-surgical therapy to reduce pain caused by a bulging or torn disc, make an appointment at Spinal Dynamics by calling 208 888 0055 or filling out our contact form to discuss if you are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy.