Spinal decompression is the relief of pressure being placed on one or several pinched nerves of the spinal column. Non-surgical spinal decompression is achieved through the use of a mechanical traction device applied through a computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction, which reduces the body’s natural propensity to resist external force and/or generate muscle spasm. Inversion therapy, which involves hanging upside down, is a form of mechanical traction used for spinal decompression.
The practice is safe and effective without the numerous potential complications associated with invasive treatments such as injections, anesthesia or surgery. Spinal decompression sessions generally last about 30 minutes, and may be customized according to your specific needs.