Research Studies for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Intradiscal Pressure: G. Ramos M.D., W Martin M.D.; Journal of Neurosurgery 1994

ABSTRACT: The object of the study was to examine the effect of decompression on pressure in the nucleus pulposus of the lumbar discs. Intradiscal pressure measurement was performed by connecting a cannula inserted into the patients L4-L5 disc space to a pressure transducer. Changes in intradiscal pressure were recorded at resting state and while controlled tension was applied by the equipment to a pelvic harness. Intradiscal pressure was decreased to below -100 mm HG.

(This shows that negative pressure is generated inside a disc having the potential to reduce disc herniations.)