Decompression Therapy is a treatment for protruding or bulging discs in the back or neck, often a non-invasive alternative to surgery. In this episode, we talk about:
--How it treats protruding discs that cause sciatica.
--How disc degeneration can be healed, as well as an unloading of the joints (such as a facet problem).
--Why Dr. Prather says surgery ISN'T necessary with a bulging or protruded disc. (And when surgery IS necessary).
--How decompression therapy (with its pumping action) differs from traction and inversion therapies.
--How decompression therapy helps the neck, as well as the back, by putting the body into healing mode and "reverses the aging process".
--How inflamed or degenerative joints such as knees and elbows can benefit from decompression therapy.
--Why decompression therapy makes a patient TALLER.
--The decompression therapy table Dr. Prather prefers and why it made him a believer after his initial skepticism.
--Why decompression therapy is a cheaper and more effective option than surgery.
--The story of a patient who drove from another state to receive treatment from Dr. Prather when options closer to home failed her.