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Spine Decompression

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive, conservative treatment approach designed to alleviate back and neck pain, often associated with conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. The therapy aims to relieve pressure on the spine and intervertebral discs, promoting the natural healing of damaged or compromised structures.

During a spinal decompression session, the patient lies on a specialized table, while the equipment is adjusted to target the specific area of the spine requiring attention (Cervical or Lumbar). The treatment involves the application of gentle traction forces through a mechanical device, which gradually and intermittently stretches the spine.

This stretching motion creates a negative pressure within the spinal discs, a phenomenon known as negative intra-discal pressure. This negative pressure can help retract herniated or bulging discs, reduce pressure on nerves, and enhance the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the affected area. Additionally, it may stimulate the body's natural healing processes as well as reduce symptomatic pain from the compressive forces.

Spinal decompression therapy is often favoured for its non-surgical nature, making it a potential alternative for individuals seeking relief from chronic back or neck pain without resorting to invasive procedures. It is essential, however, for patients to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine the appropriateness of spinal decompression therapy for their specific condition, as effectiveness may vary depending on the underlying spinal issue.

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