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Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression, also known as spinal decompression therapy or SDT, is used by physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals to treat many of the conditions that cause pain in the cervical and lumbar spine.

During a spinal decompression therapy treatment, the patient is set up on a machine that pulls and relaxes on a targeted area of the back. The gentle expansion of the spine decompresses the discs between each vertebra by creating negative pressure within the disc. This pulls ruptured or herniated disc material back inside of the disc, as well as fluids and nutrients that promote accelerated healing.

Disc problems are often the underlying cause of common back conditions such as sciatica and nerve compression in other areas of the spine, which can be resistant to treatment. Non-surgical spinal decompression is therefore extremely valuable in treating chronic back pain due to its ability to effectively treat the source of the condition and its low risk in comparison to invasive and drug-based treatments.

Helps with the following conditions:
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Radiating leg pain
  • Radiating arm pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Relapse or failure following surgery
  • Facet syndromes
  • Herniated and/or bulging discs (single or multiple)
How Decompression Works:
Cervical Decompression
Lumbar Decompression

What's the Difference Between Traction and Spinal Decompression Therapy?

For many in the chiropractic field, there is often confusion on the difference between spinal traction therapy and spinal decompression therapy. The number one cause for this puzzlement is that most people, professionals and patients alike, don’t know that there even is a difference between the two.

In truth, traction therapy and spinal decompression look very similar. Misinformation in the community has lead to the long-held belief that spinal traction and spinal decompression are two names for the same therapy. However, the differences between the two are incredible. It is important for the key differences to be recognized by both practitioners and those who need treatments to stop misinformation being spread and bad techniques from being practiced.

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