Guelph Spinal Decompression (Non-surgical) - Rehab Centre

Spinal decompression

Spinal decompression is the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves of the spinal column. Spinal decompression is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

What Is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is an advanced type of motorized traction that may help relieve back and neck pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine changing the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

Healthcare professionals have used non-surgical spinal decompression in an attempt to treat:

  • Back or neck pain or sciatica patterned pain
  • Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
  • Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
  • Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots

How Is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Done?

You are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The therapist fits you with a harness around your pelvis and another around your trunk. You either lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to your specific needs. 

Treatment may last up to 20-30 mins.

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