Spinal Decompression Therapy

Low back pain affects 31 million adults and accounts for 3.6 million outpatient visits in the United States. It has been reports that more money is spend on Low back pain treatments than any other conditions. Spinal Decompression is one form of alternate nonsurgical treatment of the spine. This technology reverses the effect gravity has on the spine allowing the human body to maintain balance and increases the space in between the vertebra and heals itself. It is a very useful tool in reducing pain and nerve compression of low back and neck.    

Various conditions treated by Spinal Traction/ Spinal Decompression:

Bulging / Herniated Disc                                     Disc Degeneration Disease

Disc Protrusion                                                    Facet Arthrosis

Spinal stenosis                                                     Extruded Disc

Foraminal Stenosis                                              Sciatica

Nerve root compression                                      Spondylolisthesis

Pain radiating down the arms/legs                     Spinal arthritis

Posterior Facet syndrome                                  Discogenic Pain

Hypomobility                                                      Joint pain

Benefits of Spinal Decompression/ Spinal Traction

  • Improves Circulation: It makes it easier for some of the muscles and joints to get access to the nutrients and oxygen they need. It creates less pressure on the disc, nutrients to discs increases, therefore healing the disc much faster.
  • Lengthens muscle and ligaments: They help in stretching the small ligaments thus increasing the flexibility. 
  • Improves nerve roots Circulation: less pressure on nerve roots open up arterial blood supply to nerve roots, which in turn, helps to flush away inflammatory products and decreasing the radiating lower back or neck pain.
  • Improve joint bio-mechanics: Improving the biomechanics in spinal joints brings more mobility to the spine.
  • Help reabsorb the herniated/bulged disc material back into its place by creating negative pressure in the disc. It also helps in improving your posture as it relieves the pressure from the nerve and help the muscles to function normally.
  • Decreases spasm in back and neck muscles and helps in faster recovery: Running, cycling, and other aerobic activities can actively compress the spine. One sided sports like Tennis, racquetball, golf, can pull the spine out of alignment because of the repeated twisting motions. 

What are the Side effects or contra indication of Spinal Decompression?

Spinal fractures are a big no to decompression therapy.

Malignant tumors or people under chemotherapy should not undergo this therapy.

 People should avoid spinal traction at least 10 days after Cortisone injections on the spine.

On the day of your first appointment, the physiotherapist does a full proper assessment and rules out of the possible contraindications of these treatments. They explain use the benefits and the side effects of the treatments. You have full rights to withdraw the consent to spinal decompression anytime you do not feel comfortable. Treatment time is usually 15 to 20 mins based on the symptoms and diagnosis. Call us now at 905 997 4333 to book an appointment with our best and highly skilled Physiotherapist and learn more about it.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Low back pain affects 31 million adults and accounts for 3.6 million outpatient visits in the United States. It has been reports that more money is spend on Low back pain treatments than any other conditions. Spinal Decompression is one form of alternate nonsurgical treatment of the spine. This technology reverses the effect gravity has on the spine allowing the human body to maintain balance and increases the space in between the vertebra and heals itself. It is a very useful tool in reducing pain and nerve compression of low back and neck.    

Various conditions treated by Spinal Traction/ Spinal Decompression:

Bulging / Herniated Disc                         

Disc Degeneration Disease

Disc Protrusion                                                    

Facet Arthrosis

Spinal stenosis                                                    

Extruded Disc

Foraminal Stenosis                                              

Sciatica

Nerve root compression                                      

Spondylolisthesis

Pain radiating down the arms/legs                    

Spinal arthritis

Posterior Facet syndrome                                  

Discogenic Pain

Hypomobility                                                     

Joint pain

 

Benefits of Spinal Decompression/ Spinal Traction

  • Improves Circulation: It makes it easier for some of the muscles and joints to get access to the nutrients and oxygen they need. It creates less pressure on the disc, nutrients to discs increases, therefore healing the disc much faster.
  • Lengthens muscle and ligaments: They help in stretching the small ligaments thus increasing the flexibility. 
  • Improves nerve roots Circulation: less pressure on nerve roots open up arterial blood supply to nerve roots, which in turn, helps to flush away inflammatory products and decreasing the radiating lower back or neck pain.
  • Improve joint bio-mechanics: Improving the biomechanics in spinal joints brings more mobility to the spine.
  • Help reabsorb the herniated/bulged disc material back into its place by creating negative pressure in the disc. It also helps in improving your posture as it relieves the pressure from the nerve and help the muscles to function normally.
  • Decreases spasm in back and neck muscles and helps in faster recovery: Running, cycling, and other aerobic activities can actively compress the spine. One sided sports like Tennis, racquetball, golf, can pull the spine out of alignment because of the repeated twisting motions. 

 

What are the Side effects or contra indication of Spinal Decompression?

Spinal fractures are a big no to decompression therapy.

Malignant tumors or people under chemotherapy should not undergo this therapy.

People should avoid spinal traction at least 10 days after Cortisone injections on the spine.

On the day of your first appointment, the physiotherapist does a full proper assessment and rules out of the possible contraindications of these treatments. They explain use the benefits and the side effects of the treatments. You have full rights to withdraw the consent to spinal decompression anytime you do not feel comfortable. Treatment time is usually 15 to 20 mins based on the symptoms and diagnosis. 

Call us now at 905 997 4333 to book an appointment with our best and highly skilled Physiotherapist and learn more about it.