All intermittent compression
systems are successful in emptying deep veins of the lower limb and preventing stasis (Morris & Woodcock, 2004).
Every patient also wears intermittent compression
hose to prevent deep vein thrombosis.
Studies using both animal and human models have shown that intermittent compression
or dynamic loading of long bone fractures enhances the rate of healing of these fractures and may promote the earlier return of normal function (Kenwright et al 1991, Goodship 1998, Hente et al 2004).
The topics include the foundations for the use of modalities, including clinical decision making and wound healing, and technical aspects of therapeutic modalities such as cold therapy, thermotherapy, ultrasound and phonophoresis, electrotherapy and iontophoresis, hydrotherapy, electromagnetic radiation, traction, and intermittent compression
The intermittent compression
from running may also be beneficial in preventing the problems from bulging disks that you've raised in your question.
KCI USA's PlexiPulse All-in-1 intermittent compression
therapy system offers a clinically effective method for preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and reducing post-operative edema.
13] Ischemic symptoms secondary to intermittent compression
of the subclavian artery include numbness, coldness, weakness, and discoloration.