NASHVILLE SPINAL DECOMPRESSION
THERAPY FOR BACK & NECK PAIN
Spinal decompression is an effective therapy used to treat chronic or acute disc injuries in the lower back and neck.
Our doctors consider decompression therapy one of the best treatment options for patients who have been told back surgery is the only option for relief. Otherwise these patients face chronic back pain or neck pain.
Conditions and Injuries Helped by Decompression
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated or Bulging Discs
- Pinched Nerves
- Spinal Stenosis
- Facet Syndrome
Our doctors help patients avoid back surgeries with decompression and deep tissue laser therapies.
HOW TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN: SPINAL DECOMPRESSION
Our decompression machine is considered one of the best in the industry. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary treatment option using highly successful technology. The therapy primarily treats injured discs in the neck and in the lower back. This treatment option has proven to be very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This “vacuum effect” is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.
DRAMATIC BACK PAIN RELIEF
Our doctors have recorded significant reductions in pain in a short time period. Our patients often experience pain relief in the first couple of sessions. The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, thecal sac, or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively, over four to six weeks, the results are quite dramatic. If you suffer from a bulging or herniated disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease or other back condition, call us to see if we can help you avoid surgery and manage or eliminate the pain.
HOW SPINAL DECOMPRESSION WORKS
The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.
For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back or stomach on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is highly effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes. Also, visit our deep tissue laser treatment page to learn more about pain relief with Laser Therapy.