Friday, December 10, 2010

Can Spinal Decompression help with a herniated disc?

Non Surgical Spinal Decompression, or NSSD is an effective and proven method of treating a range of symptoms, from back pain caused by sciatica associated with herniated, bulging or degenerative discs in the spine, to post surgical pain, and even narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis). Significant improvements to pain and quality of life have been reported by patients treated with NSSD. This Procedure was developed by Allan Dyer, MD, PhD, after suffering from a herniated disc in his back.

Unlike linear traction, which uses force applied in a straight line to the spine, NSSD slowly lengthens and decompresses the spine. This decompression causes negative pressure to build within the discs, which creates a vacuum that pulls bulging and extruded discs back in to their proper positions. Pinched nerves also respond due to the pressure placed upon them being removed, and oxygen and fluids are also allowed in to the discs to promote greater, faster healing.

NSSD allows the body's natural recovery and regenerative mechanisms to get to work, without the use of drugs, injections or invasive surgeries, which can have many adverse side effects. So over the course of a few treatments the patient can feel remarkable pain relief, sometimes after just the first few treatments.

At Living Well NYC has an integrated medical center located in SOHO in NYC, where spinal decompression therapy, provided by Doctor Shoshany using the DRX9000, along with physical therapy, exercise and medical care and a vast array or non invasive technique such as Active Release Techniques and the Graston technique. This integrated approach centered around NSSD often not only alleviates signs and symptoms of herniated or ruptured discs but often corrects the problem without surgery.