What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for some back problems such as a slipped disc, disc bulge, sciatica (compression of the sciatic nerve), stenosis, pinching of a nerve, or other similar injuries.
By using a mechanized decompression table a gentle distraction of the spine can be safely created. This movement creates an increase in the space between the vertebrae, a decrease in the pressure in the intervertebral discs and nerve roots, rehydration of the intervertebral discs and increased mobility of the joint between the vertebrae.
This movement helps in disc reabsorption and healing on a small scale at each treatment but cumulatively generates positive long-term effects on the spine.
- herniated disc
- disc degeneration , disc disease or osteoarthritis
- bulging disc
- disc protrusion
- sciatica (compression of the sciatic nerve)
- compression of a nerve root