What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is the fastest way to relieve bulging or herniated discs, and disc injuries. This type of therapy benefits many conditions, including neck pain and low back pain, and aids in the healing and recovery of injured ligaments and tissues.
Here at Integrated Physical Medicine in Torrance, CA, we combine the use of cutting-edge treatments with a multi-disciplined approach to pain management, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and spinal rehabilitation.
Our perspective on health and wellbeing involves much more than treating disc injuries. We regenerate and heal injured discs and tissues, and help restore your spine and joint’s natural order so that you can keep doing the things you love. All our solutions are based on tried and tested methods meant to boost your body’s natural resistance and ability to self-heal.
Here’s how spinal decompression therapy works, and what you can expect during treatment.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a groundbreaking treatment approved by the FDA in 2001 for disc injuries. Nonsurgical spinal decompression is not only the least invasive form of treatment for disc injuries. It is also the most cost-effective treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal discs, and spinal stenosis.
Spinal decompression works on the affected spinal segment by significantly reducing intradiscal pressure, creating a vacuum effect on the herniated tissue. This natural vacuum retracts the extruded disc material, taking the pressure off the pinched nerve and reducing inflammation.
In addition, the vacuum effect will many times increase the spacing between the vertebrae as the discs are rehydrated, allowing even more room for the nerve. As the disc rehydrates, its shock-absorbing capabilities are restored, reducing stress on facet joints and supporting ligamentous tissues. This, in turn, slows or halts the osteoarthritic damage.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is the best non-invasive treatment for patients suffering with:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Posterior facet syndrome
- Chronic back pain
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Non-specific mechanical low back or neck pain resulting in spinal stenosis.
Why Try Spinal Decompression Therapy In Our Clinic
Dr. Louis Woelfel was one of the first providers in the South Bay to introduce spinal decompression therapy a decade ago. Since then, he has successfully treated patients suffering from chronic and severe disc conditions, collaborating daily with specialists throughout the medical community.
At Integrated Physical Medicine, we believe that our bodies are masterfully designed to heal themselves. To help their natural recovery, we combine the use of spinal decompression with medical therapy and spinal rehabilitation.
For a FREE CONSULTATION to find out if you’re a candidate for spinal decompression therapy, call us today!