Spinal decompression has been a significant part of my practice for some years now, and while it is a remarkably effective treatment for the vast majority of patients suffering from the symptoms of herniated and/or degenerated spinal discs, it is not an appropriate treatment for every patient with back pain. Sadly, the financial investment involved in providing spinal decompression facilities appears to sometimes effect doctors to recommend it in cases where it may not be necessary or indicated. If you want to know more about Spinal Decompression, visit http://www.spinewise.ca/spinal-decompression/.
No treatment is 100% effective, but when doctors are not as discriminating as they should be in what patients they accept, the results can be far from ideal. Even more concerning is the possibility that some patients may even get worse with this form of treatment when doctors prescribe it inappropriately for financial reasons.
Spinal decompression is an advanced form of spinal traction used in the treatment of disc-related back pain and related conditions such as sciatica. The primary difference between true spinal decompression and traction (and inversion) machines is that spinal decompression machines are set up to “trick” the spinal muscles into staying relaxed during treatment, allowing for greater changes in disc pressure than with regular traction, which has to fight the resistance of the muscles.