Spinal decompression is one of the most successful treatments for anyone suffering from back ache, especially lower back pain. This is administered by the use of traction, wherein the decompression occurs resulting from the force applied. The decompression therapy has been used for centuries by chiropractors and practitioners of medicine. Traction could be provided manually, by using a mechanical decompression unit or through some easy to use traction devices.
What is decompression?
Decompression therapy is a form of physical therapy, and is particularly effective for relief from backache. The underlying science behind spinal decompression is creating more space between adjoining vertebrae, to correspondingly overcome any underlying conditions like a pinched nerve in the back.
Vertebrae are round bones through which the spine threads down, and while in our lower back, there are five vertebrae, in the neck, there are seven. When force is externally applied on the vertebrae by providing traction, these are separated slightly, usually by millimeters. And as this space is created between the vertebrae, the pressure in between the intervertebral discs is reduced, and the discs get more nutrition.
Similarly when traction is applied to the ailing back, any bulge in the discs is reduced, and this is done by sucking the gel like disc nucleus towards the centre of the disc. In the same way, any pinched nerves which may be trapped in the compressed discs are allowed to become larger again, and this not just promotes better circulation but also ensures relief from pain.
Decompression therapy can work wonders for anyone who may be suffering from arthritis. The ailing joints in the spine are stretched, and this allows them to overcome effects of gravity, or even a faulty posture. Spinal decompression allows muscles and the soft tissue to stretch in ways that are almost impossible with our day to day activity and exercises. This really detoxifies the spine by flushing down the toxins, and brings in a fresh supply of oxygen and nutrition. So the healing process is accentuated, and this works towards minimizing any sort of irritation of nerves in the spine.
Conditions that are greatly improved on application of spinal decompression are pain in one’s lower back or neck. And the decompression therapy works very effectively irrespective of the cause of the pain, even if the pain has been longstanding. Similarly, the decompression therapy is very effective for anyone suffering from sciatica, which is thigh and leg pain, because nerves from the spine branch out to all parts of our body.
By creating more room for the nerves in the intervertebral discs, spinal decompression enables one to get over any conditions like a bulging disc or a pinched nerve in the back. And as decompression facilitates better nutrition for the spine, it enables one to get over degenerative disc disease or narrowed nerve tunnels.
The Decompression Back Belt and The Neck Comforter are two very distinctive traction devices based on the principle of decompression. Each of the devices is locally administered without any external help, but shows astounding results for healing any conditions like a pinched nerve in the neck or back, sciatica, pain in the lower back or a stiff neck.