SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
Spinal decompression therapy is a conservative treatment option for chronic back and neck pain. This nonsurgical treatment is a traction-based procedure performed on a specially designed table—the Triton DTS—that gently relaxes and stretches your spine. Spinal decompression is a leading treatment option for long-term relief from pain, numbness, and tingling.
CAUSES OF SPINAL COMPRESSION
Spinal compression occurs when pressure is placed on the spinal cord. This compression can develop anywhere in the lumbar, thoracic, or cervical spine. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to severe pain and can include weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain in the legs. Causes of spinal compression include:
- Degenerative diseases such as arthritis
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Deteriorating discs
- Spinal injuries that cause inflammation or swelling
- Improper bending & lifting techniques
- Pinched nerves
- Facet Syndrome
- Chronic low back pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Spinal Stenosis
HOW SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY WORKS
The vertebral discs are the shock absorbers positioned between each vertebra, and they provide stability and mobility in the spine. Bulging or herniated discs put pressure on the spinal cord and cause pain, numbness, instability, and reduced mobility. Spinal decompression therapy works by having the patient lie on the Triton DTS—a specialized decompression table that places negative pressure on the affected area of the spine. Once the injured area is identified, the spine is massaged and gently stretched in a manner that relieves the disc pressure and allows it to retract naturally. The process can allow a bulging disc to return to its natural position and reduce stress on the spinal canal.
Spinal decompression therapy is a safe, painless alternative to ineffective physical therapies, prescription pain medication, and invasive surgeries that aren’t guaranteed to reduce pain. Benefits of decompression therapy include:
- Lasting pain relief that targets, isolates, and treats the source of pain.
- Conservative, gentle treatment method that doesn’t require any surgical procedure or recovery time
- Removes pressure from the spinal canal and pinched nerves
- Stimulation of natural disc activity which allows blood and nutrients to flow normally through the spine
- Natural healing that restores mobility and stability to the spine and regenerates discs
- No addictive pain medication or adverse side effects
Contact Houston Medical and Pain Center today to find out how we can help you!
WHY CLIENTS TRUST US HERE AT TEXAS REGIONAL HEALTH
We believe everyone should enjoy a healthy, pain-free life and we don’t think that invasive surgery is the answer to chronic pain. In fact, surgical intervention is often ineffective in reducing pain and frequently necessitates additional operations. And prescription pain medication offers only a temporary solution to an underlying problem.
Receiving the right treatment at the right time is essential to promoting your body’s natural healing response. Ignoring a herniated or bulging disc when it is small (2-3mm) will inevitably lead to a worsening condition that requires more extensive and expensive procedures such as surgery or stem cell therapy.
At Texas Regional Health we are committed to treating the source of pain. We provide spinal decompression therapy as an alternative treatment because your quality of life is important to us. Your overall health and well-being are why we do what we do.