Spinal Decompression

Have you ever felt like your spine needed a little more breathing room? That’s where spinal decompression comes in. It’s a treatment aimed at relieving pressure on the spine, providing relief for a variety of conditions.

Non-surgical spinal decompression applies traction to the spine to relieve back pain. Surgical procedures remove or reshape structures that are compressing the spinal cord or nerves.

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How Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Works

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy works by gently stretching the spine to relieve pressure on the discs and nerves. During a treatment session, the patient lies on a special table that can be adjusted to apply traction or decompression to the spine. This traction force helps create negative pressure within the discs, allowing them to retract and relieve pressure on the nerves.

The goal of nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is to create space between the vertebrae, promote healing of injured discs, and improve overall spinal function. It’s a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that can provide relief for individuals suffering from chronic back pain and related conditions.

What Conditions Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Help?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is commonly used to treat conditions such as:

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc is when the soft cushioning material inside the spinal discs bulges out of place. This can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain and discomfort.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Over time, the spinal discs can wear down and lose their cushioning ability, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. This condition is known as degenerative disc disease.


Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated, causing pain, numbness, and tingling that radiates down the back of the leg.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, leading to pain, weakness, and numbness in the arms or legs.

When Is Surgical Spinal Decompression Used?

Surgical spinal decompression is typically used to treat more severe cases of spinal compression or instability that do not respond to nonsurgical treatments. It may be recommended for conditions such as:

Severe Disc Herniation

If a herniated disc causes significant spinal compression and doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, surgery may be necessary to remove the damaged portion of the disc.

Severe Spinal Stenosis

In cases where spinal stenosis is causing severe symptoms and impaired quality of life, surgical decompression may be recommended to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Surgical decompression may be considered if conservative treatments fail to provide relief for symptoms of degenerative disc disease, such as chronic pain, weakness, or loss of function.

Types of Spinal Decompression Surgery

There are several types of spinal decompression surgery, including:

  • Discectomy: This procedure involves removing a portion of the damaged or herniated disc to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
  • Laminectomy: In a laminectomy, the surgeon removes a portion of the lamina – the bony arch that covers the spinal canal – to create more space and relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
  • Foraminotomy: This procedure involves enlarging the openings (foramina) through which the spinal nerves exit the spinal canal, relieving pressure on the nerves caused by bone spurs or other structures.
  • Laminoplasty: In cases of cervical spinal stenosis, where the spinal cord is compressed at the front of the neck, a laminoplasty may be performed to create more space for the spinal cord by reshaping the vertebral bones.

How Spinal Decompression Surgery Works

The goal of spinal decompression surgery is to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, reduce pain and other symptoms, and restore function and mobility. Depending on the specific procedure, the surgeon may remove portions of bone, disc material, or other structures that are compressing the spinal cord or nerves.

During the surgery, the patient is placed under general anesthesia, and the surgeon makes an incision in the back or neck to access the affected area of the spine. Using specialized instruments and techniques, the surgeon carefully removes or reshapes the necessary structures to decompress the spinal cord or nerves.

Once the procedure is complete, the incision is closed, and the patient is monitored during the recovery period.

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