San Antonio, TX Spinal Decompression Specialists
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. Our spinal decompression specialists in San Antonio, Austin, and Cedar Park, TX address 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 therapy?
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet Syndromes
- Post-surgical patients
- Spinal stenosis
What are the treatments like?
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.