Spinal decompression comes in two forms:

1)Spinal decompression at home and

2)Professional Spinal decompression by chiropractors

In recent years, spinal decompression at home has become a more sophisticated procedure.

Spinal decompression is an ancient practice, mirrored by inversion therpay.During decompression, the spine is stretched on a special machine so that the pressure on spinal joints and discs is temporarily relieved. This gives them a chance to ‘relax’ (if they’re in spasm) and for the blood circulation to be boosted in that area too.

Remembering, that even when we’re lying down, our spinal discs are under 20-30% gravitational pressure, the spinal discs go through a great deal of wear and tear. They don’t get a chance to rest or recuperate completely. If the discs have been damaged or are bulging the pressure can be worse.

Spinal Decompression Therapy v Inversion Therapy

Inversion therapy is a much simpler therapy than decompression because it just uses the natural weight of the body to decompress or ‘stretch’ the spine whilst the person is tilted or inverted.

Spinal decompression on the other hand, is more controlled and refined. It uses¬† ‘settings’ to regulate the ‘stretch’ placed on the spine. It also targets different discs one by one, it doesn’t alleviate pressure all at once, hence professionals often give this type of therapy to patients whereas inversion is more commonly used at home.

Decompression, otherwise known as traction, was only up until recently given by professionals because of the need to regulate and control the spinal stretch but modern machines make this process much more manageable and so decompression has been catching on in recent years.

Home Spinal Decompression Therapy

If you’re looking for a spinal decompression machine to use at home these days there are many to choose from.

It’s a growing marketing for lower back pain sufferers willing to invest in their back pain treatment options.¬†

Prices for tables range from the high quality premium ones all the way down to the famous ‘Back Bubble’.