Brief History of Spinal Decompression Therapy
Traction of the spine is nothing new. History reveals that the Greek physician Aristotle used different forms of spinal traction to relieve various musculoskeletal ailments. The medical community has employed classic medical traction for many years to attempt to remove pressure on nerves in the neck and back. In the 1980s Dr. Donald Harrison PhD, D.C. introduced spinal traction as a means to correct scoliosis and other forms of spinal misalignments.
The term “non-surgical spinal decompression” is actually a relatively new term describing a similar concept. The nerves in and around the spine only have so much room to function normally. Pressure on these nerves can cause sciatica, radiculopathy, nerve pain, and even mimic muscle pain. Pressure typically occurs when the nerve is compressed by bone, herniated discs or even swelling and inflammation. Spinal decompression is effective by removing the pressure from the nerve by specifically targeting the misaligned bone or disc.
Spinal Decompression Clinics in NJ
Non Surgical Spinal Traction Treatment
Non-Surgical spinal decompression is an effective form of treatment for neck pain, back pain, disc herniations, sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve pain and more. Our Monmouth & Ocean County chiropractic and physical therapy centers located in Shrewsbury, Wall, Freehold, and Lacey have been treating patients with these conditions using non-surgical spinal decompression therapy for years. The concept is simple: by gently providing traction to specific areas in and around the spine, pressure on nerves causing pain is alleviated.
Non-Surgical spinal decompression is non-invasive and provides our Monmouth & Ocean County patients with gentle decompression to relieve a number of back pain conditions including:
- Degenerative Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Herniated Discs
- Spinal Arthritis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Pinched Nerves