Why is Spinal Decompression Recommended for Herniated Discs?

Written By Malina Chiropractic and Wellness Center on May 16, 2018

For hundreds of years, medical professionals around the world, such as chiropractors and osteopaths, have been turning to spinal decompression to help alleviate the symptoms of a variety of conditions – including bulging and herniated discs. 

As a drug-free, non-invasive treatment, spinal decompression is an effective treatment that many opt for. Let’s find out why. 

What is Spinal Decompression? 

Spinal decompression creates traction in the spine, which helps alleviate those painful symptoms while helping your discs heal by promoting a prime healing environment. 

To do this, a special table is often used (we’ll take a look at one of the most popular below). Stretching your spine, it helps alter the force and position of the gel-like cushions (discs) by creating negative pressure within them. Therefore, once they begin to retract, this reduces the pressure on your spine. 

This also helps promote the movement of much-needed nutrients, oxygen, and water into the area, which further aids healing by inducing a healthy environment. 

How Does Spinal Decompression Work? 

As we’ve already seen, there are specialist tables that chiropractors use to perform spinal decompression, with one of the most revered being the Triton DTS. 

Specially designed to help the spine use its natural healing powers to cure itself, it allows the chiropractor to carry out spinal adjustment without using any force. With various moving parts in the table, different parts of your spine can be isolated which helps stretch and decompress the lower area. This moves the discs back into their original position and improves range of motion by restoring the joints of your spine and increasing the height of your discs. 

Overall, spinal decompression provides many benefits, including: 

  • Improved posture
  • Better range of motion in your legs, spine, arms, and shoulders
  • Less pressure in your discs
  • Less pressure on your spinal nerves 
  • Widened spinal canal
  • Better circulation
  • Better communication in the nerves that run through your spine 

And perhaps the most advantageous thing is the fact that all of this can be done without the need for surgery. So you’ll enjoy all of these benefits with a pain-free treatment plan that also helps you relax and unwind in the process!

Suffering from a herniated disc or bulging disc? Don’t put off your treatment and speak to us today on 404-325-3609. 


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