Spinal decompression is typically used as a treatment for bulging or herniated discs. A spinal decompression table is used for this kind of therapy. Dr. Walter E. Mendoza, Chiropractor PC, has provided residents of Freeport, NY, with spinal decompression services for many years.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is performed by using a decompression table. The table relieves the pressure on spinal discs. This allows bulging or herniated discs to return to their natural position. Spinal decompression is also used to relieve the symptoms of degenerative disc disease.
Spinal Decompression Table
A spinal decompression table consists of two portions. It has an upper portion and a lower portion. The two halves of the table move independently, which allows them to move in specific ways. The patient is placed on the table and a harness is used to keep them in place. Pillows are often used to keep the patient comfortable and in the correct position.
How Pressure is Determined
Most tables are computerized. Your specific condition and physical factors will determine which program is best for you. Sensors also monitor your muscles throughout the process. If muscles begin to tense, the traction is reduced. This provides the best treatment outcomes.
Benefits of Decompression
The most obvious benefit of decompression is that it allows the spinal discs to go back into place naturally. This reduces your pain and improves your range of motion. Another benefit is that when the pressure is relieved, blood flow to the spinal discs is increased. This allows healing nutrients as well as increased circulation, which helps the discs heal naturally. The negative pressure also reduces inflammation, which commonly contributes to back pain.
Spinal Decompression from Dr. Walter E. Mendoza Chiropractor P.C.
Call the office of Walter E. Mendoza today at (516) 213-4610 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.