Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy (also often referred to as traction, traction therapy, decompressive traction therapy, and decompression therapy) is ideal for treating disc injuries (bulges and/or herniation) in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions. The therapy is safe and non-invasive. Decompression therapy involves applying a light to moderate decompressive force thus creating negative pressure photo (5)(pulling/tractioning) in the cervical or lumbar region. The negative pressure allows bulging or herniated disc(s) to be relieved of pressure while simultaneously allowing the disc(s) to fill up with fluid and start repairing by a process known as imbibition; it is during this treatment that bulging/herniated/prolapsed discs get drawn back into their proper anatomical position. Some of the conditions that are improved and/or eliminated using this treatment are:

• bulging discs
• herniated discs
• prolapsed discs
• protruding discs
• radicular pain
• discogenic pain
• degenerative disc disease
• spinal root impingement
• hypomobility
• sciatica
• pinched nerve(s)
• cervical and lumbar radiculopathies
• spinal stenosis
• posterior facet syndrome

(a list of FDA approved conditions may be found on www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/K053223.pdf)

Many patients claim that non-surgical spinal decompression/decompressive traction has prevented them from needing surgery in the cervical or lumbar region. Results of this treatment are dramatically more noticeable over the course of six to eights weeks, depending on the severity of a the condition. The initial relief may seem minimal, however over time and through repetition, the discs experience less pain, start to fill up with fluid and allow various healing factors such as protecoglycans to heal the disc(s). This procedure is done while the patient relaxes on a decompression table in the doctor’s office; there is no anaesthesia nor any surgery required. Treatment is typically considered quite comfortable and is highly effective. To learn more or to schedule your appointment, Contact our Montclair chiropractor, Dr Gary Eshanov, Toll-free at 888-980-8568 or locally at 973-900-2660.