Spinal decompressionAre you considering spinal decompression as an alternative to medications, injections, and therapies that aren’t enough? There are varying types of decompression that may suit your needs and alleviate your back and neck pain. To start, spine decompression is ordinarily broken into two sections: surgical and nonsurgical, each having their own varying options and advantages.

Nonsurgical Spine Decompression
Nonsurgical spine decompression typically consists of controlled traction maneuvers performed by a trained physical therapist.In this way, pressure in the discs is reduced so that nutrients can re-enter the disc nucleus, and bulging can be reversed.

Ultimately, nonsurgical therapies are successful because they detoxify the nerve root of the inflammatory chemicals that cause back and leg pain.

Surgical Spine Decompression

There are two main types of surgical spine decompression which vary in their invasiveness. Compare them below.

  • Microdiscectomy: In this minimally invasive method, the nuclear pulposus of a herniated disc is removed with a laser or surgical tool.
  • Laminectomy: This more invasive procedure removes a portion of the facet joints in addition to other structures such as disc herniations to relieve nerve pressure.