What Is Spinal Decompression?

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What is nonsurgical spinal decompression? Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal. Who should not have nonsurgical spinal decompression? Ask your doctor whether or not you are a good candidate for nonsurgical spinal decompression. It is best not to try it if you are pregnant. People with any of these conditions should also not have nonsurgical spinal decompression:
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Advanced osteoporosis
  • Fracture
  • Metal implants in the spine
  • Tumor
What is surgical spinal decompression? Surgical spinal decompression is another option for treating certain types of back pain. But it is usually used as a last resort. Surgery may help relieve symptoms from pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, including:
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
If you want to know more details about spinal decompression, you can go to your doctor for help. Keyword: spinal decompression; spinal decompression+