Spinal Decompression Therapy: What You Need to Know
Spinal decompression therapy is a relatively new treatment that can provide relief from back, leg, arm and neck pain associated with herniated and degenerative spinal disc disease. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that can reduce pressure in the spine and allow the discs to return to their normal state.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
The benefits of spinal decompression are numerous. While traditional treatments may include difficult exercises, potentially dangerous drugs or even surgery, spinal decompression is safe and non-invasive.
Spinal decompression has been proven effective in treating a number of conditionings, including:
How Spinal Decompression Works
During spinal decompression therapy, the spine is intermittently stretched and relaxed. This creates a negative pressure within the disc. This pulls bulging or herniated disc material back into the disc while simultaneously promoting the passage of healing nutrients and oxygen into the disc.
Patients remain clothed and lie on a motorized table during treatment. A harness is placed around the hips and attached to the table near the feet. The upper half of the table remains in place while the lower part of the table moves to provide traction and relaxation.
The treatment is not painful. In fact, it isn’t uncommon for patients to fall asleep during spinal decompression therapy. ac
The complexity of the problem and the extent of physical therapy required varies from patient to patient. On average, though we typically treat patients three or four times per week for approximately one month. We may also recommend Denver physical therapy and other passive and active treatments to help you reach your desired outcome.
Spinal Decompression in Denver
If you suffer from bulging or herniated discs, spinal decompression may be the answer. For spinal decompression in Denver, trust Denver Physical Medicine and Rehab. For additional information or to schedule a consultation, call 303-757-7280.