Spinal Decompression

spinal decompressionSpinal decompression is a non-surgical, non-invasive therapy treatment that treats chronic pain resulting from a series of ailments such as back pain that`s caused by a pressure exerted by the expansion of spinal discs to the spinal nerves as well as a result of arthritic issues. There are various conditions that require this treatment.

The following is an examination of these conditions and implications for a successful decompression treatment:

Herniated Disc

Herniated disc is a type of condition that requires decompression therapy. This condition happens when the spinal disc is compressed, thereby putting pressure on the spinal nerves that at the end cause pain. A decompression treatment relieves pressure from the expanded or damaged disc and as a result goes back to its original size.

Degenerative Disc

Degenerative disc is another condition that requires the treatment of spinal decompression. Decompression therapy can aid in the reduction of pressure on the degenerated disc which alleviates painful symptoms. Spinal compression can often cause the loss of disc height which can cause the vertebral body to compress even more. When there is too much compression, surrounding nerves begin to constrict and this is what leads to the onset of back pain.

Facet Syndrome

Spinal decompression therapy also aids in the facet joint syndrome. Facet syndrome is a more problematic syndrome because it is a result of a compressed disc. It is brought by arthritic changes around the vertebral bones which can cause severe pain. Since it is not a result of disc compression, a non-surgical therapy is still recommended in an effort to give more space between bones in order to reduce pain.

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