Spinal Decompression: What is it?

Spinal decompression relives pressure on pinched nerves and bulging discs.

We are now offering spinal decompression therapy to help with:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet syndrome

This is a pain free and non-invasive treatment that works without the use of addictive prescriptions. During each session, you are fitted with a harness that attaches to the spinal decompression table. The table does the work for us. It applies tension to the harnesses and you will begin to notice a slow lengthening of your spine as the pressure is released. The treatment is safe and relaxing. While some patients with extensively injured discs and chronic pain have reported only mild discomfort during the first few treatments, their discomfort subsides with repeated visits. Patients get to lie back and relax while the spinal disc pressure reaches negative levels, relieving pain and aiding your bodies ability to heal itself.

Understanding Back Pain

The spine is composed of 24 bones called vertebrae. In between each vertebra is a fibrous disc, filled with a jelly-like substance which provides flexibility and cushioning for the spine. Each vertebra protects the spinal cord, which runs through a tube at the back of the spine, called the spinal canal. Spinal nerves, which carry information to and from our brain, exit between the vertebra.

Accidents and injury, age, and chronic diseases can upset the architecture of the spine. Damage to the discs and vertebrae can result in pressure on the nerves, leading to pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. Back pain is one of the most common issues faced by adults.

High pressure in the disc space can cause the disc to bulge out and press on nerve roots. In an effort to release this pressure, we use non-surgical spinal decompression to create negative pressure in the disc space. The effect creates somewhat of a vacuum. This vacuum draws in fluid to the surrounding tissues, bringing nutrients and oxygen, and  promotes healing and repair in the area.

We are thrilled to be able to offer this new service to our clients. If you think that you may be a candidate, call our office at 843-486-0999 to set up a consultation to discuss this new treatment.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine we focus on rehabilitation of the spine and muscles. We specialize in providing the best combination of medical pain treatment and natural therapies to give our patients unique and incredibly effective pain relief.