Decompression Therapy, or spinal decompression, is a way to relieve back pain or leg pain by stretching the spine. Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that involves the use of a traction table. This type of therapy creates the optimal healing environment for issues such as bulging or herniated discs, or degenerative disc disease.
Why Does Back Pain Occur?
Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including sprains, strains, fractures, herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves and more. Back pain results in limited mobility, dull, aching pain and soreness or spasms. Decompression Therapy is a treatment that can alleviate all of these symptoms.
How Does Decompression Therapy Work?
During Decompression Therapy, the patient lies on a table either face first or on their back depending on the injury, and has a harness placed around their hips. The upper half of the table remains stable while the lower half moves back and forth, providing traction and relaxation. The patient should not experience pain during this therapy, but will feel a stretching in the spine.