Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.
Doctors use nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat:
Radicular pain, which is pain, numbness, or tingling into extremities
Bulging or herniated discs
Degenerative disc / joint disease
Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots