Spinal Traction or Spinal Decompression Which is Better and WHY?

Which should you choose; Spinal Traction or Spinal Decompression Therapy? Spinal traction is an outdated method that can actually harm and damage spinal discs. Decompression Therapy, on the other hand, can fix and repair the spinal discs damage. So, choose decompression therapy over traction. The best non-surgical decompression method of spine care is through the NSD Therapy® treatment methods and technology. Contact us for more information today!

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    NSD Therapy® Versus Traction, Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Treatments

    Some of you have written to us wanting a comparative explanation between traction and spinal decompression. Well, it is a no-brainer when you have spinal traction vs spinal decompression! Spinal decompression is much better. It is that simple. It has the technological advanced along with sensors, computer interface, remote monitoring, and a system that targets specific segments. Traction is just pulling blindly. Traction is pretty much the same as hanging from your ankles.

    Patients have also asked us: Should I get traction or spinal decompression for your pain? What are the differences between traction or spinal decompression? These are the common question that our NSD Therapy® treatment centers get from those in pain. In this section of our website, we will try to provide answers to these question in hopes of clarifying the differences in technologies, methods, and systems when it comes to Spinal Traction or Spinal Decompression therapy.

    NSD Therapy® is provided through collaborative approaches and systems of spine care that incorporate specialized forms of physical therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, rehabilitation and of course nutrition. It is the most comprehensive form of spine care in the world today. Many chiropractors and physical therapists claim to offer holistic treatments but fall short by far. NSD Therapy® is better than chiropractic or physical therapy (physiotherapy) as it incorporates the best and most researched practices of both professions plus more, much more.

    Slipped Disc Treatment Sucess rate of Chiropractors and Physiotherapists

    Granted there are many great Chiropractors and many great Physical Therapists. When it comes to a complicated spinal disc condition, both chiropractors and physical therapists have failed to make a significant mark, as evident in the rise of surgical interventions. Traditionally, a chiropractor is more concerned with joint alignment. They are at times fanatical about their subluxation corrections. The correction of subluxations is helpful but rather limited in scope.

    Patients with complicated spinal disorders find the subluxation treatments ineffective. Some that have favorable outcomes are required to sign on packages as their condition frequently re-occurs. The Chiropractors unyielding attraction to a misaligned vertebra (subluxation) has kept some practitioners from joining the 21st century. Some still practice as D.D. Plamer died in 1895. The Physical Therapist fares not much better. Their view of soft tissue manipulation and unspecific joint mobilizations has limited scope and value. The modern Physical Therapy treatments are all about manual procedures, literally massaging, deep tissue therapy and trigger pointing every musculoskeletal disorder they can get their hands on.

    Perhaps it is not all their fault. Perhaps it is the fault of the insurance industry. The insurance payments made to Physical Therapists would have higher Dollar value if the procedure were one where the therapists used his or her hands. Insurance companies do not pay as well for modalities or treatments rendered by electrical stimulation, traction or ultrasound. Their payments for manual procedures such as massage, trigger point therapy or stretching are higher and as such some PT’s are eager to do more hands-on treatments for better pay.

    Manual Chiropractic or Physiotherapy Insufficient in Retracting a Slipped Disc

    Manual procedures are excellent, but there are limitations. Like some Chiropractors, there are Physical Therapists that have developed tunnel vision and all they do is either manual therapy or trigger point therapy coupled with exercise and stretching. Traction is a modality used for treatments of herniated disc, sciatica, spondylosis, neck and back pain. It has been around for thousands of years. Although it has improved with technology, the overall impact is similar to what it was a thousand years ago.

    When You Compare: Spinal Traction or Spinal Decompression Therapy; Spinal Decompression will always WIN!

    Traction by itself or combined with physical therapy has failed to produce results for the slipped disc patients. Had traction or physical therapy been successful in treatments of the slipped disc, there would not be as many back or neck surgeries performed today. Traction and Physical Therapy are the two most common treatment and therapy options found in every hospital regardless of location.

    The rise is spine surgery intervention is a testament to the failures of traction modality. In fact, many spinal surgeons are reluctant to prescribe traction, fearing a worsening of their patient’s condition. But, yet every hospital that has an orthopedic surgeon has at least one traction device.  Just what are they trying to do?

    The BEST Non-Surgical Treatment Device is the RxDecom®

    There are many established cases where traction worsened a slipped disc. NSD Therapy® has proven more successful than traction. In fact, we have a documented case: spinal traction vs spinal decompression therapy: NSD therapy®. It is a real patient case where spinal traction worsened a patient’s condition significantly, while NSD Therapy® reversed the slipped disc. NSD Therapy® utilized the RxDecom. The RxDecom® is the most advanced form of spinal decompression therapy in the world today. In addition to the treatments via the RxDecom®, the patient will also be treated collaboratively by an expert clinical team of chiropractors and physical therapists.

    The combined technological advantage coupled with specialized chiropractic care and physical therapy treatments are just a few reasons why NSD Therapy® is superior to the singular efforts of traction, chiropractic or physical therapy. In short, whenever you have a case of Spinal Traction or Spinal Decompression: Non-Surgical Decompression treatment is better. Don’t just take our word for it, visit an NSD Therapy® treatment center near you today for more information about spinal traction or spinal decompression therapy.