decompression table

decompression table

[dē·kəm′presh·ən ‚tā·bəl]
(engineering)
A diving guide that lists ascent rates and breathing mixtures to provide safe pressure reduction to atmospheric pressure after a dive.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Torrance, CA, February 25, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Torrance chiropractor, Misa Zaker, D.C., is now offering patients help for back and neck pain with a new, spinal decompression table at South Bay Pain & Wellness, www.sbpainandwellness.com.
To relieve pain and reduce aggravated nerves in the body, a patient lies on the spinal decompression table, and a lightweight strap is placed around their head.
"We make it easy for anyone to access our decompression table to help reduce disc pressure that is causing pain and limiting movement," states Zaker, South Bay Pain & Wellness Founder and one of the few, certified MUA providers and instructors in the region.
Torrance Chiropractic Patients See Results with Spinal Decompression Table
Although we were also treating me with stretches, muscle work, and strengthening, the decompression table seemed to play an enormous role in keeping me out of surgery."
While there is no way to account completely for loitering whales, planning for the unexpected should have prompted the diver to take along a written set of the decompression tables. Available on plastic, these tables would have allowed the diver to do a ballpark check on what her dive computer was telling her to do.
If decompression was missed for this dive, someone should have caught it immediately afterward by comparing the depth and time of the dive with "standard air" decompression tables. Diving medical experts then should have been called in for their advice, even if there were no symptoms of DCS.
* For dives of equal depth and time (without upward excursions), dive computers follow the "standard air" decompression tables fairly closely.
Navy's decompression tables, which spell out the maximum rate at which divers should ascend from deep dives.