Dr. Hansen describes the treatment as comfortable, relaxing, and very effective. “This procedure is believed to create a negative pressure in the injured disc allowing herniated and bulging material to return to its normal position which relieves pressure on nerve roots responsible for numbness, tingling, and or weakness in the lower extremity”, explains Hansen.
Decompression relieves pressure that builds up on the discs and nerves. The task of relieving pain comes about as a result of drawing areas of herniated disc back into place. Decompression achieves this by creating negative pressure within the disc, referred to as negative intra-discal pressure. This creates essentially a vacuum to draw the bulging and herniated disc material back into the disc space and relieve pressure.
As the ligaments that hold disc material in place become stretched or torn due to bulging and herniation, decompression strengthens the ligament bands that hold the disc material in place to heal & prevent future recurrence.
In most cases the healing process requires only a few weeks of treatment on an out-patient basis. We have committed to undergo expert training in the delivery of decompression and dedicate a large portion of our practice to the relief of severe and chronic low back pain. Patients come to us to return to a normal pain free life. "The procedure is known to have a permanent effect and does not require needles, drugs or surgery", says Hansen.
To determine if you're a candidate for this medical breakthrough, call ProSpinal's friendly staff to schedule a complimentary consultation at 775.336.DISC (3472).