What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.
What can this vacuum effect do?
The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates in growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).
Our spinal decompression treatment includes the Dr. Eidson method of specific stretches and strengthening exercises to maximize your benefit from cervical or lumbar decompression.
I suffered with severe lower bamck pain for 4 months before seeking help at Health Quest. I began receiving treatment from Dr. Tom Eidson in June, and it is now the first part of August, and I am virtually pain free. I am now able to return to a normal life style as a result of Dr. Tom and his staff’s care.
I highly recommend Dr. Eidson’s disc decompression program if you suffer from back and neck problems.