Introduction to spinal disc decompression
There are the many people that deal with all kinds of back pain that results from every from sports and job-related injuries to simply consequences of old age.
Sometimes, the traditional remedies we use such as pain killers and physical therapy do not work and are not able to get rid of the pain effectively.
There have been medical advancements however that might offer a solution. Spinal disc decompression is painless, non-surgical and does not cost as much as surgery either.
It has also shown a success rate of 86 percent in clinical trials.
Usually, back problems such as herniated discs, degenerative spinal disc problems sciatica, protruding discs, joint syndrome or unsuccessful back and neck surgeries are the ailments that can be treated with spinal disc decompression.
How did this technology come about you ask? NASA scientists noticed a trend of astronauts who have back problems feeling better after a space mission, and realized that it was because of the lack of pressure on the spine while in space.
In space, there is decompression, which is negative pressure, on the spine, which shifts the herniated discs back into place. This also improved blood flow and allowed the spinal discs to recover on their own.
A technology was then developed to recreate this on earth. A vacuum effect is created in this procedure and the spinal discs are allowed to mend in this atmosphere.
This invention is also recognized by the FDA and is completely risk-free, but also effective.
How does it work?
The patient is strapped onto a computer-controlled spinal decompression table and the treatment is always completely personalized depending on what specific back problems the patient has, which will usually be determined with the use of an MRI.
The machine applies force in order to create spinal decompression that will release the pressure that is affecting the discs and the spinal nerves that may be affected by these out-of-place discs.
The negative pressure forces the discs back into their natural position and forces oxygen and nutrient rich blood to flow into the spinal discs and begin healing naturally.
Depending on the severity, a person will probably need in between 20 and 30 treatments in a period of about two months in order to receive the full benefits of the therapy.
It is a good idea to use hot and cold compresses as well at home in order to speed up the healing.
It is also important for the patient to drink plenty of water and remain hydrated at all times and to make sure that they are eating in a very healthy matter and taking in a lot of nutrients and vitamins.
There are exercises and workouts that will be recommended in order to speed up the healing process as well.