At Harbourside Chiropractic and Rehabilitation we offer the latest technology in non-surgical spinal decompression. This treatment is a good alternative to surgery resulting from chronic neck pain, low back pain, and sciatica. Non-surgical spinal decompression technology is used for the treatment of disc herniations, disc bulges, facet syndrome, sciatica, spinal stenosis and arthritis.
Spinal Decompression uses a traction device that uses a computer to specifically traction the affected spinal disc at a specific angle and tension. By using this very specific technology it creates a negative pressure within the affected disc which in turn creates a vacuum like effect that actually draws the bulging or slipped material back to the center of the disc. This negative pressure also draws fluid and nutrients back into the disc which is great since the discs lack a blood supply. These extra nutrients and fluid are used to help heal the injured disc and rehydrate.
Treatment time for decompression is very non-invasive and lasts about 15-20 mins long. Patients are laying down and often tend to fall asleep or completely relax during the treatment time. The actual traction is a gentle pulling that occurs to the affected area.