Spinal decompression is a remedy for chronic back pain. Spinal decompression is a broad term used to describe a variety of traction remedies that decompress the spine. Spinal decompression therapy is a widely accepted term used for spinal decompression performed in a clinical setting, using state of the art technology.
The cause of back pain often stems from incorrect posture, usually from standing or sitting in a slouched position. Over time, the vertebra along the spine compresses, causing pressure on the spinal nerves. Moreover, muscles become misaligned as a result of the spinal compression and cause further pain, spreading from the local region of the back to other areas of the body. The pain felt in other areas of the body could stem from pinched nerves between the compressed vertebra or tension from misaligned muscles. Other muscle groups may feel the pain such as those in the neck, shoulders, hip, and other areas. Once back pain begins, it worsens until the spine no longer compresses or receives some form of relief from the pressure. This requires spinal decompression.
Is Spinal Decompression Right for Me? How will it relieve my pain?
If you have back problems and pain, your doctor may recommend treatments such as spinal decompression or inversion therapy. The goal is to help reduce pain and improve blood flow, but whether any of these treatments are right for you will depend upon your specific condition. Traction, decompression, and inversion therapy all refer to various ways to relieving pressure on the spine and provide pain relief. The way this works is by stretching the spine, at the lumbar region or the cervical region - creating space between vertebrae. It can be performed manually or mechanically.
Traction Belts & Collars
Easily used at home, neck traction devices work to relieve stressful tension due to anxiety and trauma, impeding proper blood circulation and nerve function. As sensitive nerves and blood vessels become constricted by a pinching or squeezing effect, symptoms like neck pain, shoulder pain, tingling or numbness into the arm(s) or hand(s), and even headaches can result.
Traction Belts and Collars are worn comfortably around the neck or back. You control the level of Traction with a handheld pump - find relief almost immediately! MyMedSupply offers a wide selection of Traction Belts and Collars to provide spinal decompression for pain relief, and we are adding to our catalog weekly.
Inversion Table Therapy
With inversion therapy, you'll be placed into an upside-down position to reverse the effects of gravity on your spine, with your head tilted downward on a table. Champions of inversion tables love how they relieve pressure on the discs and nerve roots in your spine and increase the spaces between vertebrae. Many people with low back pain and sciatica find that inversion table therapy performed on an inversion table provides significant relief for their pain. Learn more about Getting Started with Inversion Table Therapy . MyMedSupply's Inversion Tables and Chairs are top of the line, superior build quality and design offer an unsurpassed inversion therapy experience. For help selecting the inversion therapy product that's right for you, read the MyMedSupply.com Inversion Therapy Buyer's Guide.
Traction & Decompression treats conditions such as