Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a treatment for the relief of chronic low back and leg pain that is caused by nerve pressure directly or indirectly on one or more of the lumbar spinal nerves.Spinal decompression can be achieved non-surgically and is used to treat the following conditions disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and degenerative spondylolisthesis and facet syndrome.

Non-surgical spinal decompression is achieved through the use of a Lumbar Cervical Decompression (LCD) device applied through an on-board computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction, which reduces the body’s natural propensity to resist external force and/or generate muscle spasm. This enhanced control allows non-surgical spinal decompression tables to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column reducing intradiscal pressure, unlike previous non-computer controlled traction tables.

The practice is safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia or surgery. Spinal decompression works through a series of 15 one minute alternating decompression (using a logarithmic decompression curve) and relaxation cycles with a total treatment time of approximately 30 minutes. During the decompression phase the pressure in the disc is reduced and a vacuum effect is produced on the nucleus pulposis (the center jelly like substance)to retract or reduce the size of the herniation or disc bulge thus diminishing or eliminating nerve compression . At the same time nutrition is diffused into the disc allowing the annulus fibrosis (the outside hard part of the disc) to heal. Very often the nerve root is compressed from the herniated disc and causes the back and leg pain associated with these conditions. The body also produces inflammatory chemicals that can cause the symptoms as a result of irritation to the nerve root sleeve by the inflammatory chemicals that are released as a result of inflammation in the disc.

The appeal of non-surgical spinal decompression is that it is a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free alternative treatment for low back pain, sciatica, disc degeneration, disc bulges, disc herniations, and facet syndrome. There is research evidence of its effectiveness and more case studies are being published demonstrating very positive results in patients who have tried other treatments that have failed.

For more information about how we can improve your overall health and more information about our Spinal Decompression Services, please call our Sunrise Beach office at 573-207-0441 and visit our web site at www.sunrisebeachchiro.com

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