In the past, patients suffering from neck pain, low back pain or disc problems were often given pain medication and instructed to refrain from physical activities. They were then generally referred to physical therapy and, when that failed, were faced with the decision to undergo spinal surgery. Due to advancements in medicine and technology, those are no longer the only available options for many patients.
Thanks to the work of physicians and engineers in the medical and technology fields, Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) therapy was developed to effectively treat lower back and neck pain resulting from herniated, bulging or degenerative disc disease. NSSD therapy is a process whereby forces are applied to the spine in a manner that promotes elongation of key spinal structures and improves hydration of the disc. Spinal elongation is maximized when paraspinal muscles, the muscles that guard the spine from injury, are relaxed. When paraspinal muscles relax, applied spinal decompressive forces spread apart the bony vertebra of the spine thereby alleviating pressure from bulged or herniated discs. This relieves pressure on nerves and intervertebral discs.