Back and Neck Pain

Decompression or Traction for Spinal Injuries?


What is non-surgical spinal decompression?

Non-surgical lumbar decompression is a treatment that has been shown to be quite effective in treating back pain due to spinal injuries, bulging discs, slipped discs, and other issues such as disc herniation. This technique consists of the gentle stretching of the spine which results in the re-positioning of the vertebrae.

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The Difference Between a Herniated Disc and a Slipped Disc

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There are several varieties of herniated discs that are possible in the human spine. However, most people tend to use the same term (slipped disc) to refer to the different types of spine injuries. You will hear people referring to a herniated disc as a 'slipped disc,' but these are two distinct terms. A 'slipped disc’ can be a bit misleading because it could mean a lot of things including a bulged disc, prolapsed disc or even a herniated disc. A herniated disc, on the other hand, is a definite scientific description of the real problem associated with it.

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