Decompression Therapy

Release Pressure on Your Spinal Nerves

Learn more about spinal decompression therapy in Burlingame, CA

Poor posture, repetitive stress and trauma can injure the discs in the neck and back and cause the discs to become thin, brittle and unsupportive. This can lead to bulging, degenerated or herniated discs. Spinal decompression therapy is a specialized type of spinal traction that helps to decompress the discs in the spine and restore the spine's natural curvature, with the goal of relieving back pain and associated leg pain.

Bulging discs are generally associated with degenerative processes caused by age, while herniated discs are caused by trauma. When discs become thinner, the openings for the spinal nerves get smaller. Even a minor misalignment of a vertebra can cause pressure to be put on the spinal nerves or the spinal cord itself.

If these conditions are left untreated, they can lead to calcified discs, bone spurs and severe irritation of the spinal nerves. Pain, numbness and tingling may radiate down an arm or leg. The subsequent nerve irritation can be extremely painful and lead to dysfunction of the muscular or organ systems of the corresponding nerves.

Call Lightner Chiropractic to see how spinal decompression can relieve your pain and improve your health in Burlingame, CA.

How does spinal decompression work?

Spinal decompression therapy affords many benefits. At Lightner Chiropractic, we work to create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or re-positioning of the herniated or bulging disc. Negative pressure in the disc results in an influx of healing nutrients and moisture. This increases the height and thickness of the disc, freeing up space where the spinal nerves exit the spinal cord between each vertebra.

We offer multiple kinds of decompression therapy one of which is the posture pump, which in addition to helping restore disc height, also helps restore the natural curves of the spine.

It is our fervent desire to get to the bottom of your neuromusculoskeletal issues and reduce the likelihood of your pain reoccurring. Our office provides a safe, soothing atmosphere where you can feel comfortable while your body is healing. If you have any questions regarding spinal decompression or would like to schedule a free consultation in Burlingame, CA, contact us today at (650) 644-1355.

What is Posture Pump?

Posture Pump® offers relief for sufferers of neck pain, back pain, headaches & stiffness.

There is an undeniable connection between postural curve loss and early degenerative joint changes while analyzing spinal x-rays. Common complaints are pain in the neck, back, or nerves, as well as stiffness and headaches.

Necessity being the mother of invention, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump® was born. Under EED®, high level joint separation is achieved by expansion of elliptical air cells into the lordotic concavities (curves) of the neck and back. As EED® occurs, bulging disc material is drawn toward the nucleus pulposus and away from the spinal cord. This unique action aligns joints in a curved configuration while increasing disc height in a ratio corresponding to the disc's natural wedged shape.

As concluded in both 2008 and 2006 IRB Approved MRI Studies done by neurosurgeon and researcher, C. Norman Shealy, MD, "Considering the cost, effectiveness and ease of therapy, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) via Posture Pump® appears to be the first choice for treatment of cervicogenic pain and cervicogenic headache."

Posture Pump was established in 1994 and is located in Huntington Beach, California. All Posture Pump® products are made in the USA!

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What is Active Therapeutic Movement?

The ATM® (Active Therapeutic Movement) Concept provides clinicians the practical ability to perform integrated passive and active therapy for musculoskeletal disorders. This approach aims to normalize movement impairments that are related to the patients' complaints, as detected in the functional examination. Using this approach, reevaluation is constantly monitored while the technique is performed to ensure a symptom free environment. Body areas are mobilized until pain is eliminated. Active neuromuscular training is then prescribed. These techniques are performed in the functional weight bearing position, and are continuously monitored to ensure that they are pain free throughout the intervention. With the ATM® Concept training, clinicians master these techniques and are able to perform these advanced treatment techniques. Furthermore, they fully understand the scientific basis of the ATM® Concept

BackProject's ATM2 enables personalized body re-positioning for finding a unique, pain-free position for each user. Once this position is found, the systems stabilize the patient allowing specific neuromuscular training based on body movement isolation that aims to achieve and sustain immediate pain reduction, increase range of motion, and improve function.

Pain - Pain elimination during the session followed by 50%-100% pain relief for common Back, Neck, Shoulder, Pelvic, Hip, and Knee movement impairments
Performance - Immediate sports performance enhancement and substantial immediate increases in ROM
Scoliosis - decreased Cobb Angles (call for ATM2 specific research)
Osteoporosis - decreased risk of fractures
Posture & balance - immediate improvements

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