Spinal decompression is a form of treatment commonly used for disc herniation, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. This treatment entails a computer controlled and angled, repetitive long axis traction over the course of a thirty minute treatment.
Spinal decompression is reserved for those patients who have not progressed satisfactorily following a course of spinal manipulation and or flexion distraction therapy. This therapy seeks to facilitate imbibition of the intervertebral disc, pumping away inflammation and providing the nutrition to the nearly avascular disc. Repetitive mobilization via decompression may reduce nerve root irritation and radiating leg symptoms.
Spinal decompression is not a panacea, but may provide symptom relief in certain patient populations.
Read this case study to learn more about how computer-controlled Spinal Decompression techniques were used to successfully treat a patient with lumbar disc herniation.