Intervertebral discs are found in between the vertebrae of the spine and form a flexible joint connecting them. Spinal decompression treatment is a non-invasive treatment that provides gentle decompression of the disc through the use of a special table. Bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, sciatica, and arm pain or leg pain can often be attributed to your spine asserting pressure on your discs, which in turn pinches the spinal cord or spinal nerves. The problem is often perpetuated because the compressed disc restricts the flow of nutrients to itself which is needed to heal.
Chiropractic Center of Lakeland offers a non-surgical form of spinal decompression through use of the Axiom DRX 9000C, a machine designed to approximate as closely as possible the pressure-free spinal conditions enjoyed by astronauts in absolute weightlessness. This treatment causes damaged discs themselves to stretch out, creating distraction forces that draw the bulging inner tissues back within the discs where they belong. This stretching and distraction also stimulates blood flow to the damaged disc, a vital condition for its healing. Spinal decompression via the 9000C is a safe, FDA-approved procedure that is an ideal form of physical therapy for back injuries and damaged intervertebral discs.