There has been much information in the media recently about the merits of spinal decompression. In order to appreciate the merits of the new technology, you must first understand the condition it treats.
Spinal decompression puts negative pressure on each disk, to alleviate the pressure and pain associated with compressed disks. When a disk is compressed, the disk material moves from its place between each disk, into the space occupied by the sensitive nerves. When the nerves become crowded, the patient experiences great pain and pressure. This pain is not alleviated by even the strongest of pain medications. Many times, the condition warrants the use of highly addictive medications, such as morphine to mask the pain long enough to give the patient some relief. Long term however, the risk for addiction increases, while the source of the pain is untreated. Decompression therapy is effective for both neck and low back pain, and relieving radicular complaints (i.e. pain and/or tingling into the extremities). Typically decompression is utilized where other conservative measures have not been effective. Our office does not require any lengthy treatment committments to determine if you will benefit, and the decompression is designed to be AFFORDABLE for everyone.
Some of the common conditions treated with decompression often include: Herniated disks, sciatica, spinal stenosis, whiplash, degenerative joint and disk disease, facet syndrome, and bulging disks.
Surgery attempts to treat the condition by shaving the part of the disk to create room for the material that is crowding the nerves. Spinal decompression eliminates the source of the pain, therefore eliminating the need for risky spine surgery and the subsequent months of down time post surgery.
Please feel free to contact us for a no obligation, no high-pressure consult to see if decompression may be of benefit you.