Decompression Therapy for Spine is your answer for non-surgical relief of lower back pain, sciatica, pinched nerve, neck pain and degenerated / herniated disc disease. With specific targeting for spinal levels, separate lumbar and cervical decompression programming, it is highly effective treatment for Back and Neck Pain.
This type of decompression can be done in different positions including one side bending or rotated position to achieve maximum corrective pulls.
The different patterns of pull are designed to facilitate Anti-inflammatory effect for healing, Decompressive effect on disc and reducing pressure on the compressed nerve and Spinal mobilization effect for reducing stiffness.
How does it work?
Decompression Therapy for Spine is performed on a specially designed table in either a face up or face down position. You are fitted with a harness attached to the computer controlled traction which is programmed to deliver a gentle stretching force to the spinal vertebra.
Vacuum or pumping effect
Stretching and relaxing the spine in a controlled manner causes a pumping action that helps to resupply the disc with nutrients and blood to help the disc heal (often lost in damaged and degenerative disc conditions). Thus creating negative pressure in the disc (decompression) that can help the drawing in of a bulge and help take pressure off a “pinched” spinal nerve. This will also help to mobilize the stiff spine.
What other treatment is involved in addition to Spinal Decompression?
In addition, it may include any of the following therapies as indicated by your condition: – electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, short wave diathermy, cold laser therapy, spinal mobilization and active exercises.
Core muscle strengthening (SCORES)
We also need to focus on rehabilitating the structures supporting the disc in order to keep the pain from returning. Improving spine flexibility and muscle control is vital for spinal health.
A program of focused rehabilitative exercise with Stabilizer Pressure Biofeedback may begin during or after your Decompression Therapy. Through a series of specific controlled exercise techniques (often targeting the deep abdominal muscles) the Biofeedback monitors n Real time ultrasound for the correctness and effectiveness of your exercise performance by providing you continual visual feedback.
Long term pain relief
Post treatment you will be taught a home-based exercise program that will help to bring your spine back to full health. This exercise program may include postural advice, resistance training, Stabilizer/ Exercise ball /other “core” exercises.
How often do I take the treatment?
It depends on the complexity and extent of rehabilitation needed. Decompression is usually performed 2-3 times a week for 5-12 sessions and your response is continually evaluated and change in frequency may be recommended accordingly.
If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, our physiotherapy practice is dedicated to offering the latest and state-of-the-art therapy, call us today to make an appointment.
For Further details on Decompression Therapy, please call us at 67364142.