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What can spinal decompression therapy do for neck and back pain?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is that significant distractive forces, when applied to the lumbar spine in variable directions, can create a negative pressure in the center of the intervertebral disc, thereby creating a suctioning effect or vacuum phenomenon in order to retract or reduce the size of the herniated or bulging disc's gelatinous internal nucleus pulposus, .

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The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is that significant distractive forces, when applied to the lumbar spine in variable directions, can create a negative pressure in the center of the intervertebral disc, thereby creating a suctioning effect or vacuum phenomenon in order to retract or reduce the size of the herniated or bulging disc's gelatinous internal nucleus pulposus, .
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Makes more room

The theory of inversion or decompression therapy is that the bones of the spine have a chance of spreading out with the help of gravity or traction.
This spreading of the bones allows for more space where the nerves exit the spinal column. More space equates to less chance for the nerves to be impinged or irritated. Check with your doctor to see if this form of therapy may be beneficial for you.

In brief: Makes more room

The theory of inversion or decompression therapy is that the bones of the spine have a chance of spreading out with the help of gravity or traction.
This spreading of the bones allows for more space where the nerves exit the spinal column. More space equates to less chance for the nerves to be impinged or irritated. Check with your doctor to see if this form of therapy may be beneficial for you.
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