Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and cost effective treatment for disc pain in the neck and back. There are no needles, you do not get unclothed, and the treatments are perfomed quickly.
Non-surgical spinal decompression is achieved through the use of a mechanical traction device applied through an on-board computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction, which reduces the body's natural propensity to resist external force and/or generate muscle spasm. This enhanced control allows non-surgical spinal decompression tables to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column reducing intradiscal pressure. There is also the option of surgery to remove any discs or widen the channels. Using the spinal decompression special table often results in a permanent fix and for the most part, treatment is no longer needed again.
The practice is promoted as safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia or surgery. Spinal decompression works through a series of 15 one minute alternating decompression (using a logarithmic decompression curve) and relaxation cycles with a total treatment time of 30 minutes.
The treatment has several varying versions, including articulating spinal decompression or range-of-motion (ROM) decompression, which enables the doctor or therapist to adjust the patient's spinal posture during the decompression. Varying the spine's posture enables the decompressive pulling forces to reach into spinal areas and tissues that basic linear decompression misses. The Antalgic-Trak is a brand name for an articulating decompression system.
SD is a good resource if you are looking to treat back problems like herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease. These back problems may be the result of an injury from a fall or a car accident, bad posture, bad body mechanics or just old age. It should not be used if the area has metal rods or screws in place, it will not treat myelitis or fractures.
If you have tried taking medications, getting steroid shots, exercising, eating right and still have not found relief then decompression of the spine is a good idea because once you begin to get better you can stop missing time from work, make more money, and be able to become more active. Also non-surgical spinal decompression is the best option for if you simply just do not want to undergo surgery.