Works to decrease pain and pressure in the spinal column. It also helps to alleviate pain from a variety of spinal disc injuries. It works on a controlled traction system in nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, the spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently in a controlled manner. The theory is that this process creates a negative intradiscal pressure (pressure within the disc itself), which is thought to have two potential benefits:
Pulls the herniated or bulging disc material back into the disc
Promotes the passage of healing nutrients, into the disc and fosters a better healing environment.