Spinal Decompression in CrestwoodSpinal decompression therapy involves relieving pressure on parts of the spine that are causing pain. This nonsurgical method of treatment is used to treat neck or back pain associated with different spinal problems. Patients who are experiencing ongoing back or neck pain that does not respond to conventional forms of treatment might find relief through decompression. It also offers a nonsurgical alternative to surgical spinal decompression, which is associated with potentially serious risks, such as infection or excessive bleeding.
How Spinal Decompression WorksPatients who undergo this treatment method wear a harness around their hips while lying on a motorized table. The harness attaches to the bottom part of the table, which moves back and forth in order to stretch the spine and relieve pressure. A practitioner controls the table's movements and adjusts them based on the patient's needs. The top part of the table stays in place while the bottom part moves. Patients remain fully clothed during this treatment session, which typically lasts for 30 to 45 minutes at a time.
This form of spinal treatment helps ease pressure on spinal disks, which can help relieve soreness caused by conditions such as bulging disks or herniated disks. It does so by applying negative pressure on affected disks, which causes them to retract or move into a more comfortable position. This lower amount of pressure might also relieve spinal pain by allowing nutrients, oxygen and water to enter the affected disks and help them heal.