What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a treatment method that specifically treats conditions such as back and leg pain (sciatica), or neck pain and/or arm pain. These conditions usually involve a pinched nerve from a disc bulge or herniation. A disc is a soft tissue sandwiched between two adjacent vertebrae (bones in the spine), and serves as a shock absorber, maintains spinal mobility, and allows enough space for nerves to exit the spinal column. When disc becomes compressed to an extent, disc material can be squeezed out, pinching the nerve and can cause back/neck pain and/or leg/arm pain. Common mechanisms of disc compression include Improper lifting, falls/injury, motor vehicle accident, long sitting, or even coughing/sneezing.
With spinal decompression, the involved region (ie. low back, neck) is gently but systematically stretched/tractioned, which reverses the compression and reduces disc herniation/bulge; as a result, pinched nerve is reduced and the debilitating sciatica (back and leg pain) or neck/arm pain is gradually reduced and eventually eliminated. Clinical experience tells us that it is not only effective against the above conditions, but also helpful with reducing tension headaches and arthritic conditions of the spine.
The technology used in our clinic is the Chattanooga Trition DTS, which is a highly-sophisticated machine with built-in programs and well-researched protocols to ensure safety and maximal effectiveness. We will fully evaluate your condition to see if your particular situation is a good candidate for spinal decompression. Please call (512) 251-9686 or email: email@example.com if you have any questions.