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Spinal Decompression in Irving

Do you have a Disc bulge or pinched nerves?

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If you believe you do, or have been diagnosed with a buldgiing or herniated disc, give us a call to learn all of your options and find our how we can help!

Dr. Black utilizes a variety of techniques to best help get his practice members feeling great and back to living their lives to  the fullest.  Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving back pain and/or leg pain.

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How Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression works!

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Spinal decompression devices use the same basic principle of spinal traction that has been offered by chiropractors, osteopaths, and other appropriately trained health professionals for many years.

Both traction and decompression therapy are applied with the goals of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs.

Spinal decompression is a type of traction therapy applied to the spine in an attempt to bring about several theoretical benefits including:

  • Create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or re-positioning of the herniated or bulging disc material.
  • Create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc.

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  3. Daniel DM. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy: Does the scientific literature support efficacy claims made in the advertising media? Chiropractic & Osteopathy 15:7, May 18, 2007.