Decompression is a proven technology used to treat disc injuries, facet joint problems, and spinal degeneration in the neck and lower back. This treatment applies distraction forces to spinal structures. Distraction is offset by cycles of relaxation much like an accordion allowing for gentle separation of the vertebrae. The coupling of distraction and relaxation help remove pressure from the nerves allowing for proper healing and hydration to occur.
Spinal decompression has help many people avoid surgery in their neck and low back and should always be explored prior to attempting invasive surgical alternatives.