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Spine Decompression: Relief for Back and Neck Pain

Spinal decompression therapy is an alternative more invasive, dangerous and expensive procedure. Spinal decompression traction gently stretches of the spine using a decompression table or motorized device. As a result, spinal decompression therapy provides not just pain relief, but can repair damage for optimal results, Action Medical Center in Martinez / Augusta has been using decompression therapy for more than 20 years.

Spinal discs are cushions between the bones of the spine. They connect the bones together and space them apart, allowing mobility. The disc, like a jelly donuts, has a tough cartilage outside that surrounds a jelly-like substance inside. The discs act as shock absorbers . When discs are injured, your spine is seriously affected, resulting in mild to intense pain and loss of mobility.

How does spinal decompression therapy work?

he treatment is administered over a 30 to 45 minute session with patients fully clothed and comfortably strapped to the table using a harness. Two parts of the table pull apart from one another, gently stretching the spine. The weight used to stretch and hold is dependent on the patient, and is determined using sensors to calculate the body’s resistance.. The spinal decompression table process allows a specific settings and positions to effectively relieve spinal pressure.

“I have been everywhere for this back pain and it is amazing how much the decompression has helped”

When should I consider spine decompression?

  • Herniated disc: Decompression for ruptured or slipped disc. When the outer band of cartilage that surrounds the inner core of the disc cracks, and the gel-like inner substance contained in your intervertebral discs begins to leak.
  • Bulging disc: As the body ages, spinal discs begin to dehydrate, causing the disc to bulge like jelly squeezed out of donut. Bulging discs can cause numbness or tingling in the back or down the leg.
  • Degenerating discs: This is a condition that causes thinning of the disc which should act like a cushion spacer between the bones. Degenerative discs can cause loss in spine flexibility, bone spurs, pinched nerves, pain, and overall spinal weakness. While you cannot reverse degeneration, there are treatments reduce pain greatly.
  • Pinched nerve: This is caused by compression of a spinal nerve and can extend the arms, legs, or buttocks. While a herniated disc causes a pinched nerve by irritating the nerve, you can suffer from a pinched nerve even without a herniated disc.
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