Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is the use of low force stretching of the spine, taking pressure off of the nerve root that is causing pain by using a specific table and equipment to do so. This allows a "pumping" motion into the intervertebral disc to increase the fluid levels in the joint spaces and to help the nerve root remain decompressed over time.
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Choi E, Gil HY, Ju J, Han WK, Nahm FS, Lee PB. Effect of Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression on Intensity of Pain and Herniated Disc Volume in Subacute Lumbar Herniated Disc. Int J Clin Pract. 2022;2022:6343837. Published 2022 Sep 19. doi:10.1155/2022/6343837