Spinal decompression therapy
Spinal Traction is constant or intermittent pulling force applied to the spine to gradually stretch the spine. Traction therapy stretches muscles and ligaments and increases the space between the vertebrae. Separating the vertebrae significantly reduces pressure on the disc. This promotes retraction of the herniated material, as well as increasing the intake of fluid, oxygen and other nutrients necessary for healing the disc. Traction / Spinal Decompression therapy is an effective form of therapy for neck and low back pain related to bulging disc, degenerative disc and in some cases herniated disc.
Therapeutic Benefits (As per Evidence Through Clinical Research):
1. Restoration of disc height with associated reduction of pain
2. Reduction of pressure on a pinched nerve (herniated discs, spinal stenosis)
Research Links:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19846359 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15609843 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11324874 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10903582 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16385939
3. Reducing the size of disc herniations
Research Links:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16249899 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12461276