Spinal Decompression for Disc and Nerve Pain in the Neck or Low Back
You don’t have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, radiating pain into the arms or legs, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis and post-operative complications, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression may be for you.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal Decompression has been clinically tested and has helped thousands with disc and nerve pain in the neck and low back become pain-free. Prior to the invention of decompression therapy there was never a step between physical therapy, chiropractic and surgery. Spinal Decompression therapy has changed that! It provides patients with an effective, safe, non-invasive treatment option that should be considered before surgery is ever even performed.
Most back and neck pain sufferers that are treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy have one of the following conditions: herniated or bulging discs, degenerated disc disease, sciatica, stenosis, pinched nerves, facet syndrome or failed back surgery.
What is important about your spine?
First, in a healthy spine, the disc which is the cushion or shock absorber sandwiched between each bone, gets its nutrients from the natural pumping motion provided by the movement of the bones above and below them. Overtime, without this natural pumping motion the discs become unhealthy, dry, and more brittle. A disc that is dehydrated gets easily damaged, torn, inflamed and more degenerated. Often times, the discs’ jelly like material bulges through the weakened outer sheath of the disc, and presses on the spinal nerve causing severe pain.
How does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
The advanced computerized spinal decompression system used at the Atlas Medical Center allows the doctor or therapist to gently and precisely take the pressure off of the pain producing discs and nerves.
While the treatment is occurring, negative pressure is created inside of the disc. This negative pressure actually draws the herniated material back into the disc. By drawing or shrinking the bulging or herniated disc material back into the disc this also takes the pressure off of the pain producing nerves. In addition, by replicating the natural pumping motion of the spine, the discs rehydrate and heal themselves by allowing nutrients to get back into the disc.
Most importantly, unlike cortisone, epidural injections and medications, the results of spinal decompression therapy aren’t short lived. A study published in Anesthesiology News in 2003 found that after a four-year follow-up with patients who had undergone spinal decompression therapy 91% remained pain-free.
The process of using Spinal Decompression forces (negative pressure) relieves pain by:
- Enlarging the disc space (which gives fluid, oxygen, and nutrition)
- Re-hydrating the disc (discs are mostly 88% water)
- Reducing bulging, protruding, or herniated discs
- Decreasing intra-discal pressure by the application of negative pressure
What makes Atlas Medical Centers’ Spinal Decompression Program Different?
We always combine Cold Laser Therapy along with Spinal Decompression Therapy. Both therapies provide a synergistic effect to speed up the healing process.
In addition, our Medical team, if needed will combine Cold Laser-Spinal Decompression Therapy with Regenerative Medicine such as stem cell therapy and/or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. This trifecta of treatments (Cold laser, Spinal Decompression, and Regenerative Medicine) provides powerful long term relief from the pain caused by disc and nerve problems.