Spinal Decompression

Over 31 million people throughout the United States suffer from back pain at any given moment,(1) and with back pain being the number one cause of disability, people everywhere are searching for the best way to obtain relief. In addition to being the number one reason for absences at work, back pain places over a $50 Billion burden on the health care system each year. (2) While these figures would lead you to believe that most cases of back pain are caused by serious pathologies such as cancer, broken bones, infections, and arthritis, the majority of the reported cases of back pain are actually caused by problems with the intervertebral discs as well as spinal biomechanical problems. Downtown’s Healthcare, a Physical and Regenerative Medicine clinic in Downtown Denver has been serving Downtown since 1997. In addition to medical care, chiropractic care, massage, rehab DHC also offers Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal Decompression has emerged as a valuable adjunct for not only relieving pain but also for speeding up recovery time.

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Spinal Decompression

Over 31 million people throughout the United States suffer from back pain at any given moment,(1) and with back pain being the number one cause of disability, people everywhere are searching for the best way to obtain relief. In addition to being the number one reason for absences at work, back pain places over a $50 Billion burden on the health care system each year. (2) While these figures would lead you to believe that most cases of back pain are caused by serious pathologies such as cancer, broken bones, infections, and arthritis, the majority of the reported cases of back pain are actually caused by problems with the intervertebral discs as well as spinal biomechanical problems. Downtown’s Healthcare, a Physical and Regenerative Medicine clinic in Downtown Denver has been serving Downtown since 1997. In addition to medical care, chiropractic care, massage, rehab DHC also offers Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal Decompression has emerged as a valuable adjunct for not only relieving pain but also for speeding up recovery time.

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What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression is a very effective treatment for bulging or herniated discs, sciatica pain, numbness into the arms and/or legs, and pinched nerves in the neck or lower back. This treatment takes pressure off the disc, neural tissue, and other structures by gently stretching the spine. This helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs (cushions of the spine) so they can heal faster.

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Conditions and Spinal Decompression Treatments

Damaged intervertebral discs seldom heal, as the discs are constantly under pressure and they are considered ligaments which never fully heal with any known form of treatment. (1)  Decompression, or the reduction of pressure inside the discs, facilitates the transfer of fluids, nutrients and oxygen back inside the disc, resulting in the retraction of bulging or herniated discs.

Reference:

Hauser, R. A., Dolan, E. E., Phillips, H. J., Newlin, A.C., Moore R. E., & Woldin, B.A. (2013). Ligament injury and healing: A review of current clinical diagnostics and therapeutics. The Open Rehabilitation Journal, 6, 1-20.

 

When Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Recommended?

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for spinal decompression. If you are pregnant, obese, suffering from nerve damage, fractures, tumors or osteoporosis, we may recommend a different course of natural, non-invasive treatment. A previous spinal surgery may also rule out spinal decompression therapy. 

 

Spinal decompression therapy can be highly effective at treating sciatica and other nerve compression problems related to bulging discs, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis. It can also relieve the joint inflammation and stiffness of facet joint syndrome, including pain from worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome). Diseased spinal nerve roots can also benefit from the extra “breathing room” provided by this safe, non-surgical therapy.

When you come in to visit our office, you will quickly learn that all of our services are aimed to treat the underlying condition you suffer from, and not just the symptoms. Your health and overall well-being are very important to us; if you think we can help, don't hesitate to reach out.

When you come in to visit our office, you will quickly learn that all of our services are aimed to treat the underlying condition you suffer from, and not just the symptoms. Your health and overall well-being are very important to us; if you think we can help, don't hesitate to reach out.