Bulging disks or herniated disks can be life altering conditions if not cared for properly. The spinal column has gel-like cushions between the bones of the spine which provide shock absorbing benefits and allow the nerve spaces to remain open and free from irritation. These important tissues are called disks. They are vulnerable to injury with overloading of the spine in compromised positions or repetitive stresses from poor posture and movements.
When a disk has lost its integrity and formed a bulge or herniation, spinal decompression may be used to care for that injury. Spinal Decompression is accomplished with the use of a motorized traction table that gently stretches the spine. The Spinal Decompression table that we use here at Kai Health & Wellness stands out from other decompression tables with a unique whole body vibration ability set to the proper frequency to enable spinal muscle relaxation. This allows for optimal stretching of the disks and helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
As the spinal disks are healing, it is important that the spinal muscles be rehabilitated to ensure long lasting improvement and sustain the positive changes that our spinal decompression patients have accomplished. Our patients are trained with exercises to strengthen their spine. The patients are also instructed in home exercises and habits to help maintain their spinal health.
The treatment duration will depend on the amount of degeneration and the level of health in the spine. Most patients will require anywhere between 6-10 weeks of spinal decompression therapy, while most see a significant reduction in pain and symptoms within the first 5-6 visits. Every case is unique and each response to treatment may vary.