Anyone who is suffering persistent neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs may feel as if they are stuck. The truth is, you may not have to take medication or have surgery to find lasting pain relief. Spinal decompression treatment in Delta is a treatment that involves the stretching of your spine in a gentle, non-invasive, nonsurgical way.
This gentle, meticulous stretching is done on a special table that is controlled by a computer. Spinal decompression treatment in Delta is entirely mechanical, and relieves disc-related pressure by stimulating blood flow through the spine, which promotes long-term healing.
For many patients who have undergone spinal decompression treatment in Delta, other methods of physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments have not worked, or have failed to provide full relief.
Spinal decompression is done on a specialized traction table, using a computer. This treatment uses the same basic principles chiropractors use to gently stretch the spine, providing effective, gentle pain relief.
Spinal decompression treatment works slowly, by steadily stretching the spinal column to alleviate abnormal pressure on the discs in your spine, which sit between each vertebrae. The stretching of the table creates a negative pressure inside the spinal discs that causes them to retract, creating a reverse vacuum that helps draw protruding disk material back into place.
A herniated disc in your spine is an incredibly painful, debilitating injury. The discs in your spine are round, and cushion the bone in your spine, like small pillows. These discs have a tough outer layer that surround the nucleus. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones, ensuring that they do not grind together.
A herniated, or bulged slipped or ruptured disc, is when gel of the nucleus is pushed out of the outer layer into the spinal canal, generally through a tear or rupture of the outer layer of the disc. The spinal canal does not have enough space for the spinal nerves that protrude out of torn discs, this means that the disc garments press on the spinal nerves causing pain. Herniated discs are more common on the lower back, but can occur in the neck. The area where a disc herniates depends on what part of the spine was affected. Herniated discs can be caused by excessive strain or injury, or degeneration due to age or use.
Spinal decompression treatment relieves the pressure on these discs and eases the pain caused by the discs pressing on nerves. The gel from herniated discs can irritate the nerves in the spinal canal, and can cause a burning pain that radiates from the lower back into the legs.
Age-related degenerative discs may have low fluid or tears, which can lead to the development of bone spurs if left untreated.
Spinal decompression therapy in Delta is a gradual, effortless process. The upper half of the special table is still, which the lower half moves when it is activated by a highly specialized computer. The treatment you receive depends on a number of factors, ranging from body weight, spinal condition, the severity of your injury, your level of sensitivity, and how long you have had the injury.
During the treatment, you will feel your spine being gently stretched and relaxed. The computer system monitors spinal resistance, as well as guarding responses, such as tensing, that your body automatically does. It will adjust the force as needed to keep you relaxed throughout treatment.