Spinal Decompression mimics the pumping action of your spine by gently pulling apart the discs and then relaxing them. Spinal Decompression does this over and over until the discs get rehydrated.
So what is Disc Hydration? So the most important thing to understand is that the Disc does not have a Blood Supply, so in order for the Disc to receive a Blood Supply it relies on Motion, such as Walking, Running, Working Out or doing your Daily Activities and what begins to happen to people is they become injured, they get older and become more sedentary. As patients move less, the disc starts pumping less Blood and Nutrients and the Disc begins to Dry Out and those areas begin not to move as well and they begin to get Locked up.
As the Disk begins to lose Disc Height, they begin to transfer more weight to the Bone, specifically the posterior Vertebra, Facets and Foramen, resulting in an increase of Arthritis which is known as Bone Spurs and Bone Degeneration. As The Bone Degeneration increases it can cause that level and the level above and below to have less movement which begins to lock up that area. Also this lack of Movement can cause the Disc to become compromised and vulnerable to injury resulting in Disc Herniations and Disc Bulges.
So what Spinal Decompression does, is it begins to get those locked areas moving and starts to get the Disc to start pumping more blood and after a few sessions the Discs will start pumping on their own and these dried-out discs will become re-hydrated with Blood, Water, Nutrients, Oxygen and Removal of Waste, the disc start healing and the Disc will stand taller.
The Second thing that Spinal Decompression does, is that Spinal Decompression is going to create a negative pressure inside of the discs which will act like a vacuum and draw in any Disc Bulges or Disc Herniations. Once the Disc Bulges or Disc Herniations are drawn in, that will take the pressure off of the nerves — which will eliminate most or all of the shooting pain, numbness, and tingling.
Spinal Decompression Treats:
1. Mild to Severe Bone Degeneration
2. Mild to Severe Disc Degeneration
3. Disc Bulges
4. Disc Herniations
5. Numbness and Tingling, such as Sciatica and other Neuropathies.
6. Musculoskeletal Conditions