If you’re living with a herniated disc, you know that the pain can be debilitating. You may have tried numerous treatments to find relief but are still struggling. Non-surgical spinal decompression may be an option worth considering. But how does it work? And is it effective? Let’s take a closer look.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This creates negative pressure in the discs, which helps to re-position the herniated material and take pressure off the nerve root. Spinal decompression is typically done using a motorized traction table. You will be strapped into the table, and it will slowly and gently stretch your spine.
Is Spinal Decompression Effective?
Some evidence suggests that spinal decompression can be effective for herniated discs. A study published in The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine found that patients who underwent spinal decompression experienced significant improvement in pain and function compared to those who did not receive treatment
Another study published in The American Journal of Pain Management found that patients who underwent 20 sessions of spinal decompression therapy significantly improved pain, disability, and quality of life compared to those who did not receive treatment.
You may be desperate for relief if you’re struggling with a herniated disc. While there’s no guarantee that spinal decompression will help, it may be worth considering if other treatments have failed. Speak with one of our doctors to see if this treatment option is right for you.