December 2021 Chiropractic Newsletter

Spinal Decompression Therapy

If you have back pain that just won’t go away, it can really make life more difficult than it has to be. We all just want to perform our daily duties without pain and discomfort. After trying over-the-counter pain medication with no luck, you may think that finding relief is impossible. We’re here to tell you that it is possible to find relief. Very rarely, surgery is required if a patient’s back pain is severe enough. But more commonly, nonsurgical spinal decompression is used to not only give you relief but also reverse the problem so that you don’t experience any discomfort again.

Spinal decompression therapy involves motorized traction and gentle spine stretches to help relieve your back pain. These change the position of the spine, taking pressure off the spinal disks and creating negative pressure in your spine. If you have a bulging or herniated disk, with this treatment, they retract and take pressure off the nerves in your back as well as other structures in your spine. This helps promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids to your disks so that they may heal quicker and more efficiently.

Spinal decompression therapy has been proven to treat:

  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging or herniated disks
  • Worn spinal joints
  • Injured or diseased nerves

It’s important to also know what causes spinal compression. Sometimes you can go about your daily life and accidentally injure your back. Things like lifting incorrectly or sitting or standing too long, activities part of everyday life, can affect your back. But there are also several conditions that can cause spinal compression, such as:

  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Disk herniation
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal tumors

Do you suffer from back pain and feel like you have nowhere to go? Contact our office today to set up an appointment. One of our experienced chiropractors will get you on a treatment plan unique to your problem. You don’t have to live with back pain for the rest of your life. We can help you find relief and reverse your problem!