During spinal decompression, a traction table is used to help stretch the spine. The goal is to relieve back pain and/or leg pain. Our skilled chiropractor, Dr. Karp, also works to promote an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs.
Spinal decompression, using a Triton DTS spinal decompression machine, is a type of therapy applied to the spine that brings patients many benefits. First, we attempt to create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material. Secondly, we create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients as well as other substances into the disc.
We will be sure to stretch and relax your spine intermittently in a controlled way. The entire theory behind this process is to create a negative intradiscal pressure which will pull the herniated or bulging disc material back into the correct space as well as promote a passage of healing nutrients into the disc so it is able to heal.