How Does Disc Decompression Therapy Work?

Each and every day, the discs in our spine are compressed, from sitting, standing, driving, working, exercising, and just from gravity itself.  If you have a herniated or bulged disc, this compression is like squeezing a jelly donut, where the jelly pushes out of the hole (see illustration at bottom of this page).  When the fluid inside the disc pushes out (herniates or bulges out) it can press on delicate nerves, cause inflammation, and become extremely painful, sometimes radiating down an arm or leg (sciatica).

Our decompression therapy reverses the compression of discs in the spine, creating a pulling force deep within the disc.  It creates a vacuum-like suction inside the disc to pull the herniated or bulged fluid back in towards the center of the disc and away from the sensitive nerve tissue that is creating such severe pain. Click Here to See a Video of How Decompression Works!

In real life, the spinal disc is a difficult-to-heal structure.  Non-surgical disc decompression therapy sets up the unique set of conditions for the disc to heal, so that your back, arm, buttock, and/or leg don’t continue to hurt so badly. Decompression therapy is not designed to simply get rid of your symptoms, as medications or epidural injections do.  It is designed to heal the damaged spinal discs that are causing the symptoms, so that you not only get pain-relief, but so the pain doesn’t return and interrupt your life anymore.

Spinal disc decompression therapy decompresses the disc 100 times lower than what can be achieved by hanging upside down, by an inversion table, or by devices that you can buy from the TV or the internet. Our disc decompression is not the same thing as your grandfather’s traction therapy.  We use one of the most sophisticated, computerized decompression tables available in the Richmond area.

Come to us for a no-cost consultation.  Call 254-5765 now!

Click Here to Read More About the Anatomy of a Herniated Disc.