Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Injury Rehab Center in Houston
Spinal disks are gel-like pads that serve as buffers between the bones
in your spine. Back and neck pain are often caused when these spinal disks
are degenerative, bulging, or herniated. Operating on these disks can
be expensive and debilitating, and an invasive spinal operation has the
potential to pose even greater risk to you. Depending on the details and
severity of your spinal injury and the source of your neck or back pain,
spinal decompression therapy could be a great alternative to surgery.
How Spinal Decompression Therapy Works
If you are suffering from back or neck pain as a result of an injury or
a condition such as sciatica or posterior facet syndrome, spinal decompression
therapy could be your ticket to relief. The most common method of nonsurgical
spinal decompression therapy involves a motorized device that stretches
the spine. This stretching is hoped to change the position of the spine
and create negative intradiscal pressure, which theoretically brings spinal
disks back into their proper position. This is done in order to relieve
pressure on spinal disks, nerves, bones, and muscles around your spine.
In many cases, this stimulates the circulation of important nutrients
and fluids, like water and oxygen, into the disks, which helps spinal
Who Is Eligible for Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is not for everyone. It may not be in your
best interest to pursue this as a method of pain relief if you fall into
any of the following categories:
- Pregnant women
- Patients with broken vertebra(e)
- Spinal infusion patients
- Spinal implant recipients
- Patients who have undergone a failed back surgery or have had more than
one surgery with no pain relief
- Patients with conditions that jeopardize spinal integrity overall (i.e.
osteoporosis, stenosis, infections, tumors, or other diseases infecting
If you are experiencing spinal pain of any kind, for any reason, contact
our team of qualified, experienced professionals to make QualCare Rehabilitation
your Houston injury rehab center. We are ready to help you determine the
source of your pain and work with you to pave a path toward recovery.
Call us at (713) 558-0042 or send us a message
to get the conversation started and begin exploring your options today.