Decompression or Traction for Spinal Injuries?

What is non-surgical spinal decompression?

Non-surgical lumbar decompression is a treatment that has been shown to be quite effective in treating back pain due to spinal injuries, bulging discs, slipped discs, and other issues such as disc herniation. This technique consists of the gentle stretching of the spine which results in the re-positioning of the vertebrae. By using state-of-the-art equipment, your practitioner can remove pressure from your discs, which are essentially cushions that are located between the vertebrae of your spine. By introducing negative pressure to the disc, the herniations are able to withdraw, thereby reducing the pressure that has been placed on the nerves and other spinal structures. By relieving this pressure, the technique is able to facilitate a more healthy flow of oxygen, water, and other nutrients both between and around the discs. This allows for improved, more efficient healing.

What is the difference between traction and decompression?

The primary difference between your average traction technique and this type of herniated disc treatment is that the computer and equipment used in the latter is able to more closely control and monitor the stretching of the spinal column. This treatment is far more effective not only at decompressing the spine but also at re-hydrating the discs, thereby reducing herniation. Your typical traction treatment consists of extending the spine at a determined force and speed. In contrast, decompressing the spine gradually increases the force as appropriate and changes with the needs and responses of the patient. The machine takes the reactions of the body into consideration and adapts the force as needed to ensure the best possible results. This also ensures that you, the patient, remain as relaxed and comfortable throughout the therapy as possible. You may be surprised to learn that many patients even fall asleep!

Why should you choose this method instead of traction?

When it comes to the benefits of non-surgical lumbar decompression, the scans say it all. Before and after MRIs of patients who have received this procedure show a significant reduction in herniation and increased spacing between the discs. This is an impressive result that is not apparent with your basic traction techniques. While traction simply pulls the spine in one direction at a steady, un-customizable rate, this herniated disc treatment is able to actually sense the force with which the body is resisting so that the pulling mechanism can be decreased. This makes the patient even more comfortable and makes the risk of spasms and additional pain far less likely.

Decompression or Traction for Spine Injuries - Better Health Chiropractic
Decompression or Traction for Spine Injuries – Better Health Chiropractic

How is the technique performed?

During the therapy, you are able to remain fully clothed. Your practitioner will fit you with a couple of harnesses, one of which is placed around the trunk and the other around the pelvis. You will be required to lay either face up or face down on the table which is attached to the computer system. The practitioner will operate the table throughout the treatment and will make sure to customize your session in order to meet your needs as closely as possible. The procedure will typically last for less than an hour, with the average treatment lasting between 30 to 45 minutes. The number of treatments required will vary based upon your individual needs, but most patients will usually receive between 20 to 28 sessions over the span of seven weeks.

Who can receive and benefit from this treatment?

There are a number of reasons one might choose to pursue this form of treatment. This technique has been shown to provide relief to individuals who are dealing with:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatica, or radiating discomfort
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome, or damaged spinal joints
  • Diseased or injured nerves
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Consultation Appointment at Better Health Chiropractic PC NYC

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Dr. Eingorn is one of the foremost experts in using cutting-edge technology to help those who have been living with acute or chronic back pain. If you’re one of the many individuals who has been dealing with discomfort due to herniated, bulging, or slipped discs, you deserve to find relief. Give Dr. Eingorn a call today to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions you might have about the many benefits of spinal decompression therapy. He and his staff are eager to work with you and to help you on your journey toward improved health and vitality.

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