Spinal Decompression Therapy – an Overview
Spinal decompression is a highly reliable, non-surgical therapy that can provide relief from back pain as well as other problems related to spinal disc injuries. It is an effective treatment for sciatica, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease and pinched nerves. Spinal decompression provides relief from chronic leg or back pain by reversing nerve impairment, reducing loading of the spine and mending damaged spinal discs. Other conditions that can be treated with non-surgical spinal decompression include numbness in the legs or arms, severe pain in the back or leg, and foraminal stenosis.

Spinal Decompression Therapy
The patient is placed in a comfortable position lying on his back. A computer controlled traction device helps to create a minimal stretching of the spinal vertebrae without any pain or discomfort. Depending on individual requirements, a customized treatment protocol is used. Spinal decompression is a form of traction that involves alternate phases of distraction and relaxation, all the time maintaining proper positioning. In this procedure, a vacuum is created within the spinal disc by means of a negative pressure applied on it. The vacuum helps to retract herniated/protruded disc material back into the disc. Blood supply is stimulated, thereby promoting healing. Usually the treatment session lasts for 20 – 25 minutes.

To achieve ideal results, repeated treatment sessions may be recommended. Your physician may advise you to take part in a rehabilitation program after the treatment. Depending on individual patient conditions, the results achieved may show a variation. In conjunction with the treatment, passive therapies such as heat/cold pack, electric stimulation and ultrasound are also usually provided to promote the healing process. To achieve positive results and maintain them, follow the advice of your physician closely. Nutritional recommendations are also prescribed for effective healing.

Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression offers many benefits that account for its effectiveness. Some of these are:
•Non-invasive treatment
•Minimal discomfort
•Minimal treatment duration
•Considerable relief from pain

Are You a Candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy?
If you wish to undergo spinal decompression therapy, consult an expert physician. Your physician can decide whether you are a candidate for non-surgical spinal decompression. The treatment may not be advised if you have conditions such as fracture, tumor, advanced osteoporosis, metal implants in the spine or abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Only an established healthcare facility can provide spinal decompression therapy effectively. Moreover, you are ensured the service of trained and experienced doctors who will provide personalized services.

Author's Bio: 

Igor Stiler is a medical consultant at HealthQuest, a multi-specialty medical center based in Brooklyn, NY. HealthQuest provides spinal decompression therapy to treat herniated discs, facet syndrome, pinched nerves, degenerative joint diseases and other spinal afflictions. Visit http://www.hqbk.com/spinal-decompression.htm for more details