Types and Benefits of Spinal Decompression Treatment

Author : Spinal Injury Center | Published On : 26 Aug 2021

With loads of work stress and irregular routine, a large number of people have started experiencing spinal issues. Most of the chiropractor today suggests spinal decompression therapy to their patients suffering from spinal issues. 
 
Spinal decompression La Quinta treatment smoothly lengthens and releases the spine through repetitive movements by the revolutionary spinal decompression table. Pulling of the table releases a negative pressure change which can be created within the intervertebral disc, covering soft tissue and spinal joints.Cutback of pressure inside the disc enables the disc bulge or herniation and the nutrients to be pulled back into the disc. 
 
Rehydration of the disc and surrounding structures automatically creates a physiological change which helps the patients to decrease their pain levels and helps the body experience natural healing process. Generally it has seen that patients start experiencing great improvement in their spine after 25-30 treatments.
 
Spinal decompression therapy is widely conducted using a spinal decompression device. Such device makes use of the specific principle of spine traction that has been offered by chiropractors and other best trained health professionals who have been practicing for many years. 
 
Types of Spinal Decompression
 
Two types of spinal decompression therapy that chiropractor in La Quinta CA suggests to their patients include nonsurgical spinal decompression and surgical decompression. However, both the treatments are suggested looking after the condition of the patients. 
 
Nonsurgical Treatment 
 
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. This therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the aim of relieving back pain or leg pain. That aid in changing the force and position of the spine. 
 
This change takes pressure off the spinal disks by simply creating negative pressure in the disc. This also aid in taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. Additionally it promotes good movement of water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so that can be healed quite easily.
 
This non-surgical and drug-free treatment method is completely safe and widely used for patients who suffer from chronic neck and back pain caused by disc problems and other spinal related conditions. 
 
Surgical Treatment 
 
Surgical spinal decompression is another option for treating different types of back pain.  But this kind of treatment is used as a last option. Your doctor suggests surgical spinal decompression for bulging or ruptured disks, bony growths and other spinal problems. 
 
Surgery often helpsto relive symptoms from pressure on the spinal cord or nerves including pain, numbness, tingling and weakness etc. 
 
Application of spinal decompression therapy to the spine is a great endeavour to bring about several theoretical benefits including:
 
• Generation of a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material. 
• Creation of a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc. 
 
Spinal decompression therapy is applied with the aim of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating or herniated discs.