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Disc Herniations

Like a shock absorber for a car, the disc is the shock absorber for the spine. When too much pressure is placed on the disc, it bulges or herniates.

Think of it like a jelly doughnut… squeeze it too hard and the jelly comes out. That is called a Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc, Bulging Disc).

While lying comfortably on the spinal decompression table, gentle specialized traction forces are logrhythmically applied until decompression is achieved. This process creates up to 100 mm of negative intra-discal pressure, retracting (sucking in) the disc herniation and allowing the damaged disc to heal. (Journal of Neurosurgery 81: 350-353, 1994. Effects Of Spinal Decompression on Intradiscal Pressure. Ramos G. MD and Martin W. MD)

Disc Degeneration

As we age, the discs that act as shock absorbers, begin to degenerate. Loss of disc height transfers 75% of the weight bearing load off of the discs and onto the posterior joints. This causes bone spurs around the facet joints in the spinal cord canal and where the nerves come out. (Kapandji, 1974; Unpublished Washington School of Medicine)

While lying comfortably on the spinal decompression table, gentle specialized traction forces are logrhythmically applied until decompression is achieved. This negative pressure produces an influx of fluid and minerals. This process helps the discs to heal. Then with the addition of specific nutrients and minerals through supplements, the influx helps the discs to regenerate.

As disc bulges or herniations are drawn in, or as the discs begin to regenerate, pressure is taken off of the nerves and surrounding structures relieving the patient of pain and inflammation. That is why we actually FIX THE PROBLEM!