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Non-Surgical Decompression | Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Non-Surgical Decompression | Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Non-surgical decompression is a treatment that uses a pulling force on the spine to relieve pressure on the discs and vertebrae. It is used to treat a variety of common causes of back or neck pain, such as a bulging disc, degenerated disc, herniated lumbar disc, cervical spinal stenosis, facet syndrome and sciatica. Spinal decompression can be delivered with the hands or by devices that essentially pull to separate the lower body from the upper body.

Non-surgical 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 enhance control allows non-surgical spinal decompression tables to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column reducing intradiscal pressure, unlike previous non-computer-controlled traction tables.

Spinal decompression works through a series of 30 one-minute alternating decompression (using a logarithmic decompression curve) and relaxation cycles with a total treatment time of 30 minutes. During the decompression phase, the pressure in the disc is reduced and a vacuum type effect is produced on the nucleus pulposis. At the same time nutrition is diffused into the disc allowing the annulus fibrosis to heal. Very rarely is the nerve root decompressed from the herniated disc and usually the back and leg pain associated with these conditions is a result of irritation to the nerve roots sleeve by the inflammatory chemicals that are released as a result of inflammation in the disc.

Non-Surgical Decompression Explained

Decompressing relieves the pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves. The task of relieving pain comes about as a result of drawing areas of herniated disc back into place. Decompression achieves this by creating negative pressure within the disc, referred to as negative intra-discal pressure. This creates essentially a vacuum to draw the bulging and herniated disc material back into the disc space and relieves pressure. As the ligaments that hold the disc material in place become stretched or torn due to bulging and herniation, decompression strengthens the ligament bands that hold the disc material in place so healing can occur and future recurrence can be prevented. In most cases the healing process requires only a few weeks of treatment on an out-patient basis. We have committed to undergo expert training in the delivery of decompression and dedicate a large portion of our practice to the relief of severe and chronic low-back pain. Patients come to us to return to a normal, pain-free life.

Schedule Your Appointment for Non-Surgical Decompression Therapy Today!

Spinal decompression is suitable for patients who have not responded to surgery and other treatments and must be at least 18 years old to participate in this type of therapy. At Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we will assess your specific problems and direct a course of treatment that can help relieve your symptoms. Call us today at 281-494-1690 to schedule an appointment with our highly-trained spinal decompression doctors. Learn more at: sugarlandspineanddisc.com

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