Non-surgical Spinal Decompression: A new and effective approach to chronic pain, disc injury and degenerative disc disease (osteoarthritis), migraines and headaches

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November 11, 2013

Spinal decompression offers a great alternative and conservative method to aid in the treatment of chronic injuries that relate to the discs of the spine.  Many individuals who do not respond to Physical Therapy, Chiropractic or other types of treatments by themselves often experience great results when those are combinated with disc decompression.  Disc Decompression works by creating negative pressure on the discs and allowing for normal fluids to transfer in and out of the disc, providing a basis for healing as the discs do not have a blood supply at their central structures, they must experience imbibition (or transfer of fluids) to receive the appropriate vitamins, minerals and contents of healing.  They accomplish this by normal compression and decompression of the discs that occurs during movement.  However, if the structures of the spine are not experiencing normal motion due to injury or chronic segmental restriction, than the disc will not pump normally and disc strain and injury can occur.  Spinal decompression restores this activity, creating an avenue of healing that may not have occurred otherwise.

Cervical Decompression is a fantastic new treatment that we have incorporated into Migraine and Headache treatments, as well as chronic cervical(neck) conditions.  We have noticed that, in combination with Chiropractic and Physical rehabilitation, patients have responded extremely well with the additional utilization of this treatment. Shorter treatment lengths and longer lasting results have been found with this therapy approach.  

It is important to understand that the combination of treatments or a multi-modal appraoch, is extremely important to achieving results as one particular treatment is not as successful as its utilization with the appropriate counterparts.