Spinal Decompression Therapy is designed to treat people who are suffering from back and leg pain through nonsurgical methods that help reduce pressure from the spinal cord and the surrounding nerves and muscles. This non-invasive method of treatment is a viable option for those who are looking to avoid surgery and have found no relief from other nonsurgical treatments. Through research and scientific trials of analyzing this method of treatment, Spinal Decompression Therapy works together with the spine and muscles to effectively provide relief from back pain and spinal discomfort.
At Active Health Center in Oakland, we utilize a specific machine to assist with Spinal Decompression Therapy. Despite what some may say about Spinal Decompression Therapy, research has indicated that these types of machines, combined our treatment at Active Health Center, have proven time and time again that pain relief can be accomplished without having to go under the knife, without increasing pain or making your symptoms worse, and without feeling like you are wasting your time and money.
The objective of Spinal Decompression Therapy focuses on relieving chronic pain in the back and legs that is caused by many conditions including herniated discs and degenerative discs. At Active Health Center, we work diligently to help free your spine of compression, which is the way it was before your pain began, and to get you as close to normal as physically possible. It is important to understand that Spinal Decompression Therapy is NOT Traction Therapy.
What's the difference between Spinal Decompression Therapy and Traction Therapy? The biggest difference between the two is the "Vacuum Effect" that occurs from Spinal Decompression Therapy, which does not happen with Traction Therapy. In fact, traction therapy tugs on the body in a way that causes the muscles to respond and contract. This response will increase the amount of pressure to the vertebral disc that is affected and, ultimately, create more pain. The Vacuum Effect is so important because it is the negative pressure created through Spinal Decompression that allows nutrients and oxygen to repopulate the disc area and begin the healing process.