The most common spinal condition treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy is a herniated disc. Spinal compression can cause disc herniations to expand, putting pressure on surrounding spinal nerve roots. Spinal Decompression Therapy takes the pressure off these damaged discs so that the disc bulge will shrink back closer to its original size.
Degenerative Disc Disease is also a common condition treated with Spinal Decompression Therapy. Loss of disc height can be exacerbated by spinal compression, causing the vertebral bodies to move closer together. This can cause nerve compression and other forms of common back pain. Decompression eliminates the overwhelming pressure on degenerated discs reducing or eliminating painful symptoms.
Facet Joint Syndrome is yet another condition treated with spinal decompression. Of all the conditions, this one shows the least promising results for permanent pain relief. Conceptually, facet syndrome causes pain due to arthritic changes in the vertebral bones. Decompression helps to create more space between the vertebrae, hopefully reducing painful symptoms.
We can also treat neck pain, sciatica, a relapse or failure following surgery, and spinal stenosis. Call Spine and Sports Medicine of HoHoKus today to find out how we can relieve your pain!