Spinal decompression is a therapy that involves our chiropractic professional basically stretching your spine. The purpose of this treatment is to minimize or completely remove back pain or neck pain. This is a non-surgical procedure that is performed in the comfort of our office.
Spinal decompression and spinal traction both work on the same basic principle. It is a principle that has been used by chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical professionals for years. Spinal traction and spinal decompression have the goal of relieving your pain. The idea is to create an environment in your back for optimal healing. It is perfect for individuals who are dealing with a bulging disc, a herniated disc or a degenerated disc.
This treatment is designed to create specific results. For example, spinal decompression is used to create negative intradiscal pressure. Basically, you’re trying to create a vacuum in the space where the disc was with the goal of sucking it back into position. Another goal is to lower the pressure in the disc. The idea is that this will lead to an influx of nutrients and other healthy substances surrounding the disc, leading to its repair.
Spinal decompression has been used for years, and there is a lot of evidence for the soundness of the theories behind its use. During the procedure, your spine is stretched and then allowed to relax. This process is repeated over and over again in a controlled manner. The idea is to create that negative intradiscal pressure. When done properly, it should pull the herniated disc back into position.
During the procedure, you should not feel any discomfort. There might be some stretching in the muscles and in the spine. However, this is a normal part of the treatment.
Dealing with back and/or neck pain is horrible. It can stop your life in its tracks. Spinal decompression at New Concepts Medical PC in Wappingers Falls is an excellent way for you to get your life back. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how spinal decompression can work for you.