Many different forms of traction have been used for years by registered physiotherapists for the treatment and effective management of low back pain and neck pain. Today, we can offer traction or decompression that is more specific, able to focus treatment towards one or two levels in your spine that are causing your pain, and preventing you from doing the things you love to do.
What conditions can spinal decompression help?
Spinal decompression effectively treats an injury to your discs, irritation to the nerves in your spine (pinched nerves or sciatica), and facet joint pain secondary to arthritis or degeneration.
When your disc is irritated, injured, or degenerative, the gel-like substance in the centre of the disc loses its hydration and the disc itself becomes flatter. This puts more force through your facet joints causing degeneration and pain, and creates less space for the nerves as they exit through the lateral foramen or canal at each level of your spine. Once there is less space for your nerves, they are susceptible to being pinched during your regular daily activities, like lifting grocery bags or suitcases, moving furniture, doing yard work, or a sudden movement like falling or slipping. Once your nerve becomes pinched, it becomes swollen, which creates even less space for the nerve, and causes more compression and pain. Damaged discs are difficult to treat, as they are under constant pressure while we are moving around, and even when we are at rest.
How does spinal decompression work?
Why choose the SpineMED spinal decompression table over other products?
The addition of infrared light therapy in the lumbar section of the SpineMED decompression table further relaxes the muscles in the low back during the treatment, a unique feature of the SpineMED table, one that no other decompression table on the market has. Also unique to the spineMED table is the quick set up and easily reproducible set up, so that any therapist can set you up in the same position every time.
The spineMED table uses a soft padded hip holster system which lines up with your front hip bones and is easily landmarked to achieve the same set up every time. Gone are the complicated multi-strapping systems that other, older style traction or decompression systems use. SpineMED’s up to date machine makes set-up easy, fast, consistent, and comfortable every time.