Known as a powerful method to relieve back, neck, or leg pain, spinal decompression therapy is an effective way to stretch the spine and relieve pressure. A non-surgical and drug-free treatment, it has become an increasingly popular method of abating severe or chronic pain that isn’t responding to other forms of care.
Given the high success rate of spinal decompression for patients long term, it’s no wonder spinal decompression devices like Nubax are overtaking inversion therapy as the most effective means of improving chronic lower back or neck pain.
The following guide contains key information about spinal decompression therapy, and how it can benefit those with persistent pain.
When to consider spinal decompression therapy
While there are many reasons why someone may suffer from back pain, there are several main instances where the use of spinal decompression equipment can be highly effective:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Pinched nerves
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet joint syndrome
- When back surgery fails
- Numbness or tingling in arms or legs
- Chronic back or neck pain
How spinal decompression equipment works
Using a specially designed traction device or table, the spine is gently lengthened and released repeatedly to create a negative pressure change within intervertebral discs. This pressure pulls hernias or bulges, along with nutrients, back into the disc to allow natural healing and a significant reduction in pain.
This form of manual spinal decompression creates the ideal environment to heal herniated, bulging or degenerating discs. Back traction blocks chronic nerve pain and prevents ongoing damaging compression, creating space for the damaged discs to revert to their rightful positions within the spine and allowing the healing flow of oxygen, fluids, and nutrients back into the disc.
What are the key benefits of effective spinal decompression?
The impressive success rate of spinal decompression is due to it being a gentle form of traction therapy ideal for relieving pressure to reposition bulged or herniated discs, as well as creating lower disc pressure to reintroduce vital nutrients and fluids.
Physical benefits include:
- Reduced pain
- Increased mobility
- Improved postural integrity
- A strengthened core
- Joint flexibility
- Boosted immune system with less injury risk
Physiological benefits include:
- Reduced nerve compression
- Disc rehydration
- Increased blood flow
- Regressed hernias
- Decrease of intradiscal pressure
Spinal decompression vs traction therapy
Spinal ‘Decompression’ and Spinal ‘Traction’ are terms used to refer to spinal treatment methods, this often confuses people into thinking that there are two separate forms of Traction as a treatment method. Spinal Traction is used to create a reduced pressure, or ‘Decompression’ between the vertebra of the spine.
Unlike inversion therapy which pulls every joint in the body, traction and spinal decompression treatments like the effective Nubax device gently decompresses the spine to improve mobility with repeated movements.
Expert spinal decompression therapy with Nubax
Designed as an effective means of manual spinal decompression, Nubax equipment is used worldwide to relieve severe or chronic neck and lower back pain from a wide variety of causes. As a proven method of axial decompression, Nubax boosts circulation and mobility to reduce back pain by 85-90%.