Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Therapy

What is cervical and lumbar decompression?

Cervical and lumbar decompression, also known as spinal decompression, is a nonsurgical, alternative treatment for disc related disorders of the spine.  Decompression therapy involves gentle tractioning of the spine, providing significant pain relief for sciatica, lower back, neck, degenerative discs, cervical and lumbar pain.

How does cervical and lumbar decompression work?

Decompression of the cervical and lumbar area lengthens the spine and separates the spinal vertebrae, producing negative pressure within the disc. The negative pressure creates a vacuum effect within the disc and reduces the bulge of the herniation, thereby reducing nerve pressure.

The decompression machine uses mild pulling and releasing motions known as imbibitions, promoting the diffusion of oxygen, water and nutrient-rich fluids. These nutrients enable the degenerated and torn disc fibers to initiate healing.

Who benefits from cervical and lumbar decompression?

Patients with:

  • Facet syndrome
  • Degenerated discs
  • Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc protrusion

If you’re interested in cervical and lumbar decompression, please call Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville at 904-645-0777 to schedule a complimentary consultation.