What is Spinal/Disc Decompression Therapy?The Balanced Body Center performs disc decompression therapy administered by a licensed physical therapist. Decompression is used to treat a variety of cervical/lumber spine problems; it is a non-surgical rehabilitation program that uses FDA approved medical technology.
Treatment consists of the use of a decompression table that gently stretches the soft tissue that attaches to the spine, thereby decompressing the intervertebral discs. This stretching and decompression happens on a microscopic level each visit, but on cumulatively over a 4-6 week period the results become very dramatic.
The cycles of decompression and partial muscle relaxation over a series of visits promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen and nutrients from the outside of the discs to the inside, thereby facilitating the healing process.