The disc is a unique structure in the spine and plays a major role in spinal dysfunction and pain. Its uniqueness is why it doesn’t respond to traditional rehab much like a shoulder or knee might. The disc is made up of a different tissue than muscle or a joint, this is why exercises and adjustments do not help disc injuries. Even though the disc is not like any other structure, it still has the ability to heal. The key is it needs to get adequate oxygen and nutrients for healing. This is accomplished through disc circulation. Just as a plant needs sunlight and water to grow, discs rely on circulation to heal and maintain their health. At Susquehanna Spine and Joint, we employ a disc specific treatment curtailed to increase a disc’s circulation, Integrated Disc Therapy. Integrated Disc Therapy is a nonsurgical blend of Spinal Decompression and Reverse Hyper Technology that forces oxygen and nutrient rich fluid into the discs, allowing healing to take place. Reverse Hyper Technology is dual therapy that not only tractions the disc, it also promotes muscle contractions that compress the tissues. This creates a plunger like effect that drive the fluid into disc, healing the injury.