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Why Spinal Decompression Is an Effective Treatment for Herniated DiscsĀ 

Written By Innovate Health on December 9, 2019

Man with disc pain Herniated discs put pressure on the nerves of your spine. 

The result: Pain and lots of it. 

Thankfully, there’s a solution that is both safe and effective called spinal decompression. 

How does decompression therapy work? Are you a good candidate for this type of treatment?

Why Spinal Decompression Is So Effective When Treating Herniated Discs

As the weight of your body presses down on the vertebrae of your spine, any herniations you have will press out even further, which causes them to irritate the nerves even more.

Spinal decompression has been referred to as negative pressure. Using a traction machine or a Y-traction strap, your chiropractor will gently stretch your spine so that pressure is taken off the discs. It’s almost like being in zero-gravity. 

Patients start experiencing pain relief immediately. But that isn’t the only reason decompression therapy is a great treatment option. 

Relieving the pressure allows vital nutrients to pass through the spinal column unobstructed. Those nutrients can travel to the herniated discs, which starts the healing process. 

The Y-Traction Strap: Innovate Health’s Secret Weapon for Relief

What is the Y-traction strap? It’s a strap that fits around your neck. Once in place, your chiropractor pulls on the strap, which stretches the cartilage and collagen of the patient’s joints, making chiropractic adjustments easier and more effective. 

Does the strap hurt? Quite the contrary. Patients typically feel a sense of relief immediately after the procedure. 

Should You Try Decompression Therapy for Pain?

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for decompression therapy. Such treatment is contraindicated for patients who have broken vertebrae, a prosthetic disc, experienced failed back surgeries, or are pregnant.  

Your best course of action is to visit Dr. R. Brett Payne. Dr. Payne believes in trying all-natural therapies first and he’ll find the best solution for your needs, taking all your health conditions and concerns into consideration. 

Do you have questions about decompression therapy? Contact us today at 817-329-3552. We’re happy to answer all your questions.   

Posted In: Chiropractic