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Spinal Decompression Therapy consists of a series sessions beginning with an evaluation to ensure the patient is a good candidate for spinal decompression. In each session, the patient lies comfortably on the spinal decompression table. Multiple cycles of decompression and relaxation commence promoting the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient rich fluids into the discs. After a few sessions, the patient should begin to experience some pain relief as the water, oxygen, and nutrient rich fluids are beginning to contribute to the injured discs' healing process. However, it is essential that the patient complete the entire spinal decompression therapy treatment in order to ensure complete healing of the injured discs.

This FDA approved technology relieves pain by enlarging the space between the discs. The negative pressure of decompression releases pressure that builds on to the disc and nerves, allowing the herniated and bulging disc to eventually go back into normal position. Decompression is the only treatment that is truly most effective for severe cases of herniation, degeneration, arthritis, stenosis and pressure on the nerve root.