Spinal Decompression is a cost effective non-surgical treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal disc disease, which is one of the major causes of back pain. This non-surgical treatment works on the effected spinal segment by significantly reducing intradiscal pressure. Decreasing the intradiscal pressure helps the body pull fluid and nutrients into the disc to help the process of natural restoration of the disc. Natural restoration is the body's own ability to restore proper function of the disc and joint.
Clinical studies done by both The Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Rio Grande Regional Hospital and The Division of Neurosurgery, Health Sciences Center, University of Texas, San Antonio have documented decompressions ability to actually lower the intradiscal pressure to negative levels.
An Outcome Study which was published in the Journal of Neurological Research (Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy for Pain Associated with Herniated or Degenerative Disc's, Degenerative Disc's, or Facet Syndrome (joint dysfunction); Gose et al; April 1998) came to the following conclusions:
71% Overall Success Rate
73% Sucess with single herniated disc's
72% Success with multiple herniations
68% Success with facet syndromes
68% Success with failed back surgery syndrome (when back surgery was unsuccessful)
Here at Daly Chiropractic we use Spinal Decompression in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments to get the best and fastest positive outcomes possible.