Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal decompression is the most popular method of treatment for those individuals who suffers from back pain. It is indeed a remedy of chronic back pain. Spinal decompression is a general term to describe various traction remedies which decompress the spine. Thus the term spinal decompression therapy is widely known and is popularly used in clinical setting which use the state of the art technology.

Most common cause of back pain is a result from incorrect posture when you are sitting or standing. Through time this vertebra in the spine compresses thus causing pressure on the nerves of the spine. Because of spinal compression muscles are misaligned which causes more pain in some parts of the body. If pain is felt in other parts of the body then it may be a result from a pinched nerve between the compressed vertebras. Once back pain starts then it go worst over night or through time for as long as the nerves are compressed. This is where spinal decompression is needed.

You can have spinal decompression treatment at home using the traction device or any other techniques that provides relief pressure on the nerves and stretch the vertebrae. Some of the techniques include stretching exercises, the use of inversion tables and traction devices; back stretchers and extenders; and yoga. For most individuals who suffers mild to moderate back pain, this methods perform at home do work but for those who have chronic back pain should see spine specialist before you perform such treatment.

Of course spinal decompression therapy done in clinical settings works effectively for most patients. Spinal decompression therapy done in a clinic uses a state of the art technology that is the spinal decompression machine to maneuver the spine to its right curve. A large number of studies has been done to see how effective this therapy is and results showed great improvement for patients whose been suffering back pain especially those who suffers from herniated disc. American Spinal Decompression Association reports that seven out of ten patients have shown significant improvement.

Another study perform to 20 patients which is treated with decompression table shows up to 90% reduction in disc herniation and at some point has detected occurrence of re-hydration. Furthermore it was seen in all patients a repair of torn annulus (E.L. Eyerman, MD, Journal of Neuroimaging, June 1998).