Spinal Decompression Therapy has two functions:
The first function is to “suck in” disc herniations or bulges. As the Spinal Decompression table pulls, the space between the vertebrae increases. This space between the vertebrae is occupied by spongy gelatinous disc, and as this space increases a negative pressure is formed in the center of the disc causing a “suction effect” that draws in herniations or bulges within the disc. When the bulge or herniation is drawn in pressure is taken off the “pinched” nerve.
The second function of Spinal Decompression is to thicken and heal the disc. As the Decompression table pulls, the space between the vertebrae consecutively increases and decreases, setting up a “pump effect” that rushes nutrients, blood and oxygen into the disc, and forces wastes out of the disc – this heals and strengthens the disc and increases disc thickness.