Spinal Decompression Specialist
Patients from in and around San Antonio and Austin, TX can benefit from spinal decompression treatments at the convenient and modern offices of Pro-Care Medical Center.
Spinal Decompression Q & A
How does spinal decompression work?
Spinal decompression therapy in conjunction with additional treatments effectively relieves the pain and disability resulting from disc injury and degeneration, by repairing damaged discs and reversing dystrophic changes in nerves. Spinal decompression addresses the functional and mechanical aspects of discogenic pain and disease through non-surgical decompression of lumbar intervertebral discs. Studies verify the significant reduction of intradiscal pressures into the negative range, which results in the non-surgical decompression of the disc and nerve root. Conventional traction has never demonstrated a reduction of intradiscal pressure to negative ranges; on the contrary – many traction devices increased intradiscal pressure, most likely due to reflex muscle spasm. The spinal decompression table is designed to apply distraction tension to the patient’s lumbar spine without eliciting reflex paravertebral muscle contractions. By significantly reducing intradiscal pressure, spinal decompression promotes retraction of the herniation into the disc and facilitates the influx of oxygen, proline, and other substrates.
What conditions are helped with spinal decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is an effective treatment for:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet Syndromes
- Post-surgical patients
- Spinal stenosis
What are the treatments like?
After lying on the comfortable spinal decompression bed, you will be fitted with an automatic shoulder support system. The automatic shoulder support system helps to stabilize your upper body. The advanced computer system automatically adjusts to the proper angle of distraction, an air bladder system acts as a fulcrum to the angle of pull, allowing us to target specific discs…that are causing your pain and symptoms. The distractive forces utilize a logarithmic curve to avoid proprioceptor response, which would create muscle spasm. The splittable design decreases friction and allows separation of the vertebra, minimizing the effect of gravity.
You lay down, and the spinal decompression computer simulates an anti-gravity effect on your back that helps herniated material return to its normal position and stops the pain. Patients describe the treatment as gentle, painless, intermittent pulling off your back. Many patients fall asleep during treatment.