Spinal Decompression for Lower Back Pain

It is said that lower back pain might be created by many different factors from shock to the effects of aging of the spine. Actually, the spinal cord is protected by the bones of the spinal column. Not only are those, between each vertebra soft gel-like discs with a ligamentous outer layer. The purpose of these discs is to act like shock absorbers to protect the vertebrae and the spinal cord. Nearly all of the problems that produce back pain are because of a protruding disc of the disc. Degeneration is a process where wear and tear produces deterioration of the disc. In essence, a protruding or slipped disc bulges from the disc and presses on pressure on the surrounding nerves, causing pain or tingling sensations or even numbness.


Many patients cite a reduction in pain after the first few sessions of spinal decompression treatment. Fundamentally, a lot of improvement is acquired by the second week of spinal decompression therapeutics. Spinal decompression therapy demands that patients remain on the system for 35 to 45 minutes, day-to-day for the first 2 weeks and then 3 times a week for the following 2 weeks and next, followed up by two times a week for the last 2 weeks.

Regrettably, spinal decompression therapy is not for everyone. You should your let your physiotherapist or chiropractor know if you have any of the following problems or infirmities so you both can make sure that the correct decision is being made. This is not an all-inclusive list and there are a lot of other concerns that might disqualify you from spinal decompression therapeutics. Your physiotherapist or chiropractor will often be unable to attempt spinal decompression treatment if you are or have:

  • Pregnant
  • Past lumbar fusion in the last six months or less
  • Serious osteoporosis
  • Compression fracture of lumbar spine below L-1
  • Pars defect
  • Pathologic aortic aneurysm
  • Pelvic cancer
  • Abdominal cancer
  • Screws, pins, or and rods
  • Disc infections
  • Serious peripheral neuropathy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • And there are more

Nearly all patients do not suffer from any side effects. Spinal decompression therapy is absolutely safe and comfortable for all qualified subjects. Furthermore, the spinal decompression therapy system has emergency stop switches for both the patient and the physical therapist or chiropractor. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates these switches so that the treatment may be immediately stopped by the patient and/or the physiatrist or chiropractor thus protecting against any injuries. More or less so, spinal decompression is achieved by utilizing a unique distinct combination of spinal positioning and varying the level and intensity of force. Research studies show that the key to creating spinal decompression is the steady pull that is produced by a logarithmic curve and permits the typical proprioceptor response to be avoided which in turn allows decompression to occur at the targeted region.

Undeniably, spinal decompression therapeutics is separate from ordinary spinal traction and/or inversion therapy. Essentially spinal traction is very much helpful at battling almost all of the issues resulting from a swelling disc and/or degeneration of the disc but spinal traction might not address the cause of the concern. Essentially, spinal decompression therapy creates a negative pressure which aids the disc to pull in the herniation and to increase the space between the disc or discs which allows the flow of nutrients and blood back into the discs which in turn aids the body to heal the injury and rehydrate the disc or discs naturally.

In several instances, multiple people have produced fruitful outcomes with spinal decompression therapeutics even after a useless back surgery.

Don’t forget, spinal decompression therapeutics is for anyone who has been told they need a surgical process but wishes to avoid it, or anyone who didn’t produce successful outcomes using traditionalistic solutions such as physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, injections, drugs, acupuncture and so on.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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