Spinal Decompression Traction Therapy in West Bloomfield, MI
Spinal decompression traction therapy involves treatment of chronic or acute neck or back pain by stretching the spine via a mechanically controlled procedure. This non-surgical method alleviates pain by creating negative pressure within the spinal disks, which results in decompressing and reduced stress to the spine, expansion of the intervertebral foramina, straightening of the spinal curves, retracting bulging or herniated spinal disks into their normal position, alleviating pressure on pinched nerves, and improved blood flow, hydration, and nutrition of the disks. Spinal decompression therapy improves upon traditional traction methods by incorporating computer precision to achieve long-lasting results.
Is Spinal Decompression Therapy the Right Treatment for You?
In the past, surgery was regarded as the only viable treatment for severe neck or back pain caused by bulging or herniated discs, and similar conditions. With the advance of modern medicine, spinal decompression therapy helps patients avoid dangerous surgical procedures and still get pain relief and long-lasting results.
Spinal decompression therapy can benefit anyone who suffers from acute or chronic pain due to:
- pinched nerves (nerve compression)
- bulging, herniated or ruptured spinal disks
- lumbar or cervical osteoarthritis
- spinal stenosis
- degenerative disk disease
- facet hypertrophy
- compression fractures
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- complications from previous surgical procedures
Spinal Decompression Therapy – Much More than a Traditional Traction Treatment
Traditional traction methods involve pulling of the long axis of the spine, to which the body reacts by pulling in the opposite direction, causing proprioceptive muscle and ligament response. Pain relief with traditional traction methods has proven short-lived and inconsistent and is often accompanied by traction-caused muscle spasms as the body’s “defensive mechanism” against the applied pressure.
Using specially designed tables with advanced computer technology, the spinal decompression treatment transcends the limitations of traditional traction methods by using computer-feedback devices. The mechanically implemented “hold and release” procedure senses the body’s reaction, registers muscular response, and adjusts the amount of traction as necessary. This way, the proprioceptive response of the muscles and ligaments is bypassed, and the body is “tricked” into not noticing the traction, thus eliminating the proprioceptive muscle and ligament response and enabling long-lasting results.
We Can Help You Live Pain-Free
Numerous studies have shown that over 90% of the patients experience immediate and overall improvement with spinal decompression therapy. Nevertheless, it is crucial to be assessed by a professional to make sure that spinal decompression therapy is the right treatment for you.
Remember, the spine is the lifeline of your body, and chiropractic care helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you live pain-free by calling and making an appointment?