Spinal Decompression is an effective form of therapy for neck and low back pain related to bulging discs, degenerative discs, and in some cases herniated discs. It also benefits compressed nerves associated with spinal stenosis and herniated discs in the neck and lower back.
If you are suffering from the following symptoms, you are a great candidate for spinal decompression therapy:
neck pain with/without pain traveling into your arms
lower back pain with/without pain traveling into your legs
These symptoms are often related to disc injury or spinal stenosis, which are amenable to traction therapy. In many cases, traction can provide a much lower risk and safer form of therapy in place of surgery and should be attempted prior to surgical consideration for these conditions.
Restoration of disc height with associated reduction of pain
Reduction of pressure on a pinched nerve (herniated discs, spinal stenosis)
Reducing size of disc herniations
Maintenance of proper hydration of the intervertebral disc through proper fluid exchange
Possibly helps to aid in improved blood flow to pinched nerves
As a result of the above therapeutic effects of traction/spinal decompression therapy, it is an effective conservative therapeutic approach for patients suffering from disc ailments. In most cases, with the exception of those involving associated loss of sensation, muscle weakness, and/or incontinence, traction/spinal decompression therapy should be trialed prior to surgical consideration. This is represented in this study, where traction was performed to a large number of patients with evidence of a degenerative and/or a herniated disc in their lower back with significant positive outcomes including decreased pain and improved function. You can read additional clinical research regarding Spinal Decompression in our resources.
Dr. Kielbasa is a certified traction/spinal decompression practitioner and has post-graduate training in this therapy. This training is essential to the likelihood of a positive outcome during your treatment. This training assists Dr. Kielbasa in proper evaluation, assessment, and treatment of your condition with traction/spinal decompression. It is recommended that you see a certified provider if considering this form of treatment to ensure the optimum benefit it can provide and to be certain that you are properly assessed prior to being treated.