Numerous studies have shown that spinal disc injury is the cause of numerous pain syndromes including those that radiate down the arm and hand from the neck as well as those that radiate into the hips, legs, and feet from the lower back. Excessive compression forces from many of life’s daily activities, including prolonged sitting and improper bending, can increase pressure inside the spinal disc, resulting in disc bulging or even herniation.
Providing computer controlled clinical decompression therapy, the internal disc pressure is significantly reduced, which then allows for retraction of the bulging disc material back to a more normal position, promoting proper oxygenation and fluid / nutrient exchange. This, in turn, stimulates the body’s own tissue repair process.
While some people can feel relief after only a few treatments, we typically see decompression patients 3-4 times per week for four weeks before likely reducing frequency. It is important to remember that we are dealing with soft tissue repair when decompressing a disc, And this repair takes time. That being said, these treatments are very comfortable to undergo. The success rate is typically quite high (some studies have shown 86% success rate).
- Herniated / bulging disc
- Facet syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis