Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine.
That changes the force and position of the spine.
This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc.
As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine.
This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Spinal decompression may be used to treat the following symptoms and conditions:
Back or neck pain.
Bulging or herniated disks.
Degenerative disk disease.
Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (called radiculopathy)
Sciatica (pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg)