Spinal Decompression Treatment: Some Context

Spinal decompression therapy is a common treatment for people suffering from various kinds of back pain and other spinal issues


Let’s talk in a little more detail about what spinal decompression does and why people select it as a type of therapy.


What is Spinal Decompression


Basically speaking, spinal decompression lessens certain kinds of pressure on the spinal system, in order to alleviate various types of symptoms and restore a sense of balance and calibration to this part of the central nervous system.


Doctors do this in a sort of a mechanical way, based on very specific clinical guidance, and this has been shown to be effective for many patients.




Spinal decompression can be used for different types of conditions. It can be effective in treatment for sciatica (a type of pain, weakness, or tingling in the leg area) and various kinds of nerve pain that result from improperly placed nerves or tissues.


At WebMD, a trusted source for medical information, researchers find that spinal decompression has been used for treating conditions like:

  • back pain or neck pain 
  • sciatica
  • bulging or herniated disks 
  • degenerative disk disease
  • worn spinal joints 
  • injured or diseased spinal nerve roots


These are some of the conditions that may respond well to this kind of therapy. 


Surgical and Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression


It’s important to note that there are two kinds of spinal decompression: surgical spinal decompression, and non-surgical spinal decompression, which is the type of spinal manipulation mentioned above. The surgery has its own applied benefits and risks, which your medical professional can walk you through. 




Check out this resource from the National Institutes of Health talking about spinal decompression for lumbar disc herniation:


“This study showed that patients with LHNP (who) received physiotherapy had improvement based on clinical and radiologic evidence,” authors write. “NSDT can be used as (an) assistive agent for other physiotherapy methods in treatment of lumbar disc herniation…. A total of twenty patients diagnosed as LHNP and suffering from pain for at least 8 weeks were enrolled in the study. Patients were allocated in study (SG) and control groups (CG) randomly. Both groups received (a) combination of electrotherapy, deep friction massage and stabilization exercise for fifteen sessions.”


All of this shows how spinal decompression can be effective for our visitors. At Spinal Science, we offer this type of therapy as well as other means of correcting spinal issues. We work with principles of applied kinesiology, and also address nutrition as an element in holistic therapy. We help people with auto accident injuries, sports-related injuries and conditions related to aging. We strive to be one of the best local offices for all of this type of assistance, to promote our clients’ longevity and quality of life. Let us help!


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