Category Archives: Decompression

Questions About Spinal Decompression – Answered.

spinal decompression

What are the Treatments Like?

At the beginning of each session, you will be comfortably fitted with a harness designed to achieve optimal decompression of the low back or neck. During a session of spinal decompression, you will notice a slow lengthening of your spine as your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. The treatment process is safe and relaxing. While some patients with extensively injured discs have reported mild discomfort during...

Read more

What is Sciatica?

sciatica

Sciatica is pain associated with the sciatic nerve. This pain usually originates higher along the spinal cord when nerve roots become compressed or damaged. This can be from narrowing of the vertebral column or from a slipped or herniated disc. Symptoms can include tingling, numbness, or pain, which radiates to the buttocks, legs and feet.

What is the Sciatic Nerve?

This is the main nerve traveling down the leg, starting in the spine and running down the back of...

Read more

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

degenerative disc disease

Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the...

Read more

Treat Herniated Disc With Spinal Decompression

Herniated Disc Dr Brian Gibson

The spinal disc is a soft cushion that sits between each vertabrae of the spine. The spinal discs are composed of a tough outer cartilage (annulus fibrosus) with a squishy center (nucleus pulposis). Like a shock absorber for a car, the disc is the shock absorber for the spine. When too much pressure is placed on the disc, it bulges or herniates. Think of it like a jelly doughnut. Squeeze it too hard and the jelly comes out. That is called a Herniated Disc...

Read more