Spinal Decompression

Chiropractic Downey CA Spinal Decompression

According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. Many of these people are advised to have surgery to help with this pain, but a much safer alternative is mechanical spinal decompression. Spinal decompression is safe, non-surgical FDA-cleared technology that is typically used to treat disc injuries in the lower back and neck in Downey and El Monte.

What is Spinal Decompression

Spinal distraction (spinal decompression) is used as a treatment option to relieve back pain resulting from herniated, bulging, or protruding discs associated with various spine injuries and pathologies. Decompressing the spine helps reduce pressure on the intervertebral disc, relieves compression and irritation of the nerve roots and improves traveling/ radiating pain.

Spinal Decompression can be used to treat conditions such as:

  • Herniated or degenerated disc
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Nerve root pressure
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet synd
    rome (worn spinal joints)
  • Diseases affecting spinal nerve roots
  • Injuries to spinal nerve roots
  • Soft-tissue spinal stenosis
  • Facet arthropathy

How it Works

The therapy itself works to decompress the spine, using a spinal decompression table to create negative pressure and space within the disc to allow disc fluid to move back into place. This creates an environment in which the disc can receive more nutrients and therefore heal itself more quickly and effectively. The ultimate goal of spinal decompression therapy is to relieve the patient’s chronic back, arm, neck, and/or leg pain, and to heal the source of said pain.