Decompression therapy is a non-surgical approach to pain relief that has proven to be both safe and highly effective. Pain relief is accomplished through the gentle stretching and resulting decompression of the spine. As a result, negative pressure is created within the afflicted disc causing a vacuum effect within the disc itself. When a patient is suffering from a herniated or bulging disc, this vacuum can help to draw any bulging, protruding, or herniated disc material back into its normal position within the disc. The resulting pain relief can be dramatic for those suffering from neck pain, low back pain, degenerative disc disease, or sciatica. The procedure is FDA approved and can greatly decrease pain or, in some cases, eliminate it.
A decompression therapy session typically lasts under an hour. After only a few sessions, most patients report a reduction in their pain. Through therapy, the spine is stretched, which relieves pressure from the discs, joints, and muscular tissues, enhancing the body’s natural healing process. The procedure is gentle and creates decompression through distraction and proper positioning, which improves blood flow and critical nutrient exchange to the area that is injured.