How Spinal Decompression Works
By Our Experienced Chiropractors in Westport
Spinal decompression occurs when a qualified chiropractor applies force to a patient’s spine in such a way as to maximize their spine’s elongation. A patient’s spine achieves maximum elongation when the muscles that protect the patient’s spine (paraspinal muscles) become relaxed. When the paraspinal muscles are relaxed, the chiropractor applies spinal decompression in order to slightly shift the patient’s spinal vertebrae. Doing so relieves pressure that may be felt in the patient’s intervertebral discs and nerves. When the pressure is relieved and spinal elongation is achieved, the pressure within the discs drops, thereby facilitating fluid movement and the transportation of oxygen and nutrients within the disc. In addition, the reduced pressure may help with drawing the herniated disc material inwards, thereby decreasing the severity of a hernia.
To learn more about spinal decompression and how we can help you, please either call us today at (203) 227-4474 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Call now and speak with one of our experienced chiropractors in Westport!
Our lumbar spinal decompression machine, also known as the NSSD, uses cutting edge treatment computers in order to determine the curve for spinal decompression treatment for all our patients. This technology allows us to accurately and efficiently calculate how much pressure should be applied and where. Then, a servo-amplifier/servo-motor uses the calculated treatment curve and applies the force to our patients. The servo-amplifier consistently checks and corrects the movement created by the servo-motor several thousand times per second. Each patients’ decompressive force varies based on their individual anatomy, which is measured by the NSSD.
The entirety of this data is consistently run back through the treatment computers, allowing for optimum function and treatment. These computers are constantly measuring and correcting themselves in order to effectively treat the patient’s spinal curve as accurately as possible. The constant correcting, measuring, and monitoring process is known as a nested closed-loop feedback system.
To schedule your free consultation please call us today at (203) 227-4474. Call now, speak with one of our Westport chiropractors, and find out if spinal decompression is right for you!