Currently, there are 4 ways to address disc pain relief and injuries:
•Nerve Blocks or Epidural Injections
•Powerful Pain Medication
Spinal Decompression Therapy, approved by the FDA in 2001 for disc injuries, is not only the least invasive form of treatment for disc pain but it is the most cost-effective treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal discs, and spinal stenosis; one of the major causes of back and neck pain. Spinal decompression works on the affected spinal segment by significantly reducing intradiscal pressure and creating a vacuum affect on the herniated tissue. This natural vacuum retracts the extruded disc material and thus takes the pressure off the pinched nerve and reduces inflammation as well. In addition, the vacuum effect will many times additionally increase the spacing between the vertebra as the involved discs are rehydrated, allowing even more room for the nerve. Then as the disc rehydrates its shock absorbing capabilities are restored reducing mechanical stress on the related structures (facet joints and supporting ligamentous tissues) slowing or halting the osteoarthritic damage. This is the best non-surgical and conservative procedure for patients suffering with bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, failed back surgery syndrome, and non-specified mechanical low back or neck pain resulting in spinal stenosis.