The Advantages of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

For those who suffer from lower back pain, neck pain, or bulging discs, spinal decompression therapy is a recent advancement to treat these chronic conditions. Research shows it may eliminate your suffering and the need for back surgery. This therapy has also been effective for patients with degenerative discs, facet syndrome, sciatica, post-surgical patients and spinal stenosis.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical spinal distraction (stretching) therapy. During this procedure, the spine is distracted and relaxed causing negative pressure and a vacuum effect within it. The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a bio-mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded may be pulled or 'sucked' back within the disc by the negative pressure created. The vacuum within the disc stimulates the blood supply, accelerating the natural healing process. This may result in significant pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site. Spinal decompression therapy is designed to help heal the spine. At Dr. Lanoue chiropractic clinic, we call it spinal rejuvenation therapy.

What Conditions May Be Helped?

Any back pain or neck pain caused by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. Conditions spinal decompression therapy helps include:

  • Herniated, protruding or bulging discs
  • Spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves)

Chiropractors often use spinal decompression therapy as a component of a complete rehabilitation program. The cycles of spinal decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin healing.

Rejuvenate your back with spinal decompression therapy at Dr. Lanoue's chiropractic clinic. Schedule an appointment to get rid of your chronic conditions!