What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical technique that stretches the spine, using a traction table or motorized device, to primarily relieve back pain and leg pain. The space created in the spine from the stretch removes irritation and pressure from the nerves and consequently relieves pain.
Compressed nerves in the spine can be caused by herniated or bulging disks, thickened joints, loosened ligaments, and bony growths.
How does a chiropractor relieve back pain?
Chiropractors utilize various types of motorized traction tables to perform spinal decompression therapy. You lie on the table with a harness around your hips. The upper portion of the table remains stationary and the lower half, to which the harness is attached, moves back and forth to provide traction and relaxation.
This process creates a negative pressure with your spinal disks, pulling any bulging material back in place, and promoting the absorption of healing nutrients.
Spinal decompression and traction are just one of many techniques under the umbrella of chiropractic adjustments used by chiropractors to relieve back pain.
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