- Spine Health
Coping with chronic neck or back pain can affect almost every aspect of your life. With severe pain, you may not be able to participate in family activities, get restorative sleep, or perform well at your job. Chiropractic spinal decompression therapy can bring relief even when other therapies have failed. It’s a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that helps to relieve pressure on the spinal discs and alleviate pain.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
Spinal decompression is a painless treatment that involves slow, controlled stretching of the spine. After giving you a full evaluation and developing a customized treatment plan, your chiropractor will work to gently stretch and decompress your spine using a traction table or similar motorized device.
Spinal decompression therapy has been shown to effectively treat back and neck pain and improve overall spinal health in several ways.
1. Relieves Pressure on Spinal Nerves
Back and neck pain can be caused by many different things, such as injury, aging, or poor habits. But ultimately almost all of these things lead to pressure on the spinal nerves which activates pain receptors. By stretching the full length of the spine, decompression therapy helps to alleviate pressure and allows spinal nerves to align comfortably inside the spinal canal without irritation.
2. It Promotes Healing
Relieving pressure in the spine allows oxygen, water, and other fluids to move freely within the spine and discs. Improving blood flow circulation helps provide the nutrients the spine needs to repair itself. Better circulation throughout the spinal column also means more oxygen and nutrients are distributed to your skin and scalp.
3. It Minimizes Pressure from Bulging or Herniated Discs
The gentle stretching creates space between the vertebrae or discs. This space allows bulging discs to naturally retract and move back into the proper position within the spine. Research has shown that spinal decompression therapy is effective in healing herniated or slipped discs.
4. It Improves Your Posture
Poor posture and back pain go hand in hand. Having back pain leads to poor posture because standing or sitting up straight is uncomfortable. Slouching when you sit puts pressure on the cushions between vertebrae, which can cause problems like a herniated disc.
Spinal decompression therapy reduces that pressure by slowly stretching the spine. The relief helps you sit, stand, and bend with increased comfort.
5. It Can Help Prevent the Need for Spinal Surgery
Spinal decompression patients experience such high levels of pain relief they no longer need surgery.
Learn More About Spinal Decompression Therapy Today
Is the pain from injury, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, or sciatica pain taking over your life? Spinal decompression can help you regain vitality without surgery or medications. Contact the team at Inner Balance Institute to schedule an appointment and find out whether you’re a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy.