In the case of a herniated disc, spinal decompression motion slowly expands the height between the vertebrae, creating negative pressure within a disc which allows the disc material to be drawn back. Simultaneously, the decompression increases blood flow to the disc. This allows the outer layer, or the annular bands, to start laying down new cartilage fibers, so that a disc lesion can heal without surgery.
As spinal decompression by your San Diego chiropractor increases blood flow to the disc, pressure is relieved, nutrients reach the disc and the natural healing process begins to occur. With this natural healing process, patients avoid the risks and complications of surgery, surgical pain and prolonged recovery periods.
Axial Traction helps take pressure off of the disc
Thereby allow nutrients to return to the disc for healing
Abstract of Disc Herniation Spinal Decompression Study
Results of this study showed that 188 of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment.
Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment. This study shows that disc disease—the most common cause of back pain, which costs the American health care system more than $50 billion annually—can be cost-effectively treated using spinal decompression available in San Diego. The cost for successful non-surgical therapy is less than a tenth of that for surgery. These results show that biotechnological advances of spinal decompression reveal promising results for the future of effective management of patients with disc herniation and degenerative disc diseases.
Spinal Decompression: often referred to as the safe alternative to surgery, disc replacement, low back surgery, neck surgery, spinal fusion and other invasive procedures for back and neck pain relief.
Contact us today to learn more about spinal decompression treatments offered by The Running Doctor, your local San Diego chiropractor.