We have been providing treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease in San Francisco for over 23 years.
The spinal discs which are the pads in between the spinal bones have two primary functions:
1. To hold the bones above and below together The disc is a ligament.
2. To create a fibrocartilaginous joint to allow spinal motion and shock absorption.
When the spine is in it’s proper alignment the normal motion of the spine is responsible for pumping in freshly oxygenated blood to the disc and expelling waste products. This process is called Imbibition.
For various reasons including poor posture, injuries, repetitive stress, congenital disorders and mostly poor lifestyle choices, the spine tends to lose it’s natural alignment. When this happens it can compromise spinal motion and interfere will disc health This can lead to cascade of problems including spinal disc degeneration and disc herniation.
Spinal decompression therapy can help to reverse this. Decompression therapy machines such as the DRX9000 seek to restore proper disc positioning and alignment as well as fluid and nutrient exchange between the blood stream and the spinal disc.
The goal of decompression is to enlarge the disc space, re-hydrate the disc, re-position the disc, stretch the spinal muscles and ligaments, and move the herniated disc matter away from the nerves and spinal cord.
So, spinal decompression actually addresses the underlying cause of disc degeneration and allows for a more permanent solution than most other treatments or therapies.
We often incorporate chiropractic and physical therapy into our spinal decompression process and have medical doctors to help oversee difficult to treat cases.
In addition to lumbar and cervical degenerative disc disease, spinal decompression therapy may also benefit herniated and bulging spinal discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and pinched nerves.
To find out if you are a candidate for Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.