Traction vs Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Traction and Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression are conservative therapies used to treat spine-related conditions, but they differ in their approach.

Traction is a therapy that involves applying a constant pulling force to the spine to elongate the spine and relieve pressure on the discs and nerves. This therapy can be performed in various ways, such as using mechanical devices, weights, or manual force. Traction aims to increase the space between vertebrae, which can help reduce pressure on compressed nerves, improve mobility, and reduce pain.

On the other hand, non-surgical spinal decompression is a more specialized treatment that involves using a motorized device to apply a controlled force to the spine. This force is designed to create negative pressure within the intervertebral discs, which can help draw fluids and nutrients into the disc space. This has the capability to decrease pressure on the nerves. The DRX-9000 is the only non-surgical spinal decompression that is approved by the FDA and has been shown to decrease pressure within the discs. Spinal decompression is typically used for patients with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.

The mechanism used by the DRX-9000 is targeted and controlled.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression technology utilizes artificial intelligence during the treatment that provides real time feedback that is monitoring the resistance of your muscles to the gentle pull on your spine. The DRX-9000 does this 13 times per second. Over the course of each decompression treatment, there are over 20,000 minuscule corrections to ensure a safe and gentle session.

Spinal decompression offers a more specific and effective approach to treating spinal conditions, making it a valuable therapeutic option for patients seeking lasting pain relief. Crossroads Brain & Spine is the only office in Indiana offering non-surgical spinal decompression for both the low back and neck.

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