How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
This nonsurgical treatment involves stretching the spine in a way that is similar to the traditional technique used for spinal traction. When the spine is stretched during spinal traction, the muscles in the spine respond with spasms or tighten. As a result, the spaces between the vertebrae are minimized. While the spine is stretched in the spinal decompression method as well, the technique involved ensures that the muscles of the spine do not spasm of tighten in the process. Computerized decompression tables are used at our pain relief clinic in Calgary to record the response of the body when stretching occurs. With the right measurements, the spine stops stretching right before muscles will begin to tighten.
Unlike spinal traction, the spaces between the vertebrae of the spine are increased as a result of the stretching process involved in spinal decompression. This increased space allows herniated discs to return back to normal. Since the pressure caused by these herniated discs is released, people are relieved from spinal pain and several other problems. When the discs of the spine return back to their original position, the natural healing process of the body is triggered and blood supply and nutrients begin to return to the spine.