Spinal decompression is an effective method of treatment used in chiropractic care to address chronic and debilitating neck and back pain. How does this therapy work and why should you seek it? Our team at Chaney Chiropractic & Neurology in Spring Hill and Beverly Hills answers those questions and more in this guide.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Back and neck pain often stems from tense muscles, compressed nerves, spinal misalignment, herniated discs, and similar issues. Spinal decompression is a type of treatment that can address all of these problems and more. The patient lies down on a computer-controlled, motorized table. The table then moves in such a way that your spinal column is slowly and gently stretched in a relaxing manner.
As the stretching occurs, space is created between the spinal joints, allowing any bulging discs to retract into their proper place. Muscles are stretched to relieve tension and pressure is taken off of the nerves. Additionally, the motion pulls blood and healing nutrients to the spine and surrounding areas, promoting natural and long-lasting healing.
While the term spinal decompression often refers to back decompression, it is also utilized for cervical or neck decompression. Back decompression helps address issues like disc injuries and sciatica, while neck decompression can provide relief from headaches as well as tension in the neck and shoulders.
An Individualized Approach to Healing
Spinal decompression is only one treatment used to address chronic pain and suffering. For faster and more effective healing, your chiropractor at Chaney Chiropractic & Neurology will create an individualized treatment plan that combines spinal decompression with other forms of treatment.
You will often receive a spinal adjustment in conjunction with decompression therapy. A spinal adjustment can more sufficiently realign the spine after it has been stretched and relaxed through decompression. Massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, cold laser therapy, and other treatments may also be used so that you can achieve optimal results.
Find Relief in Spring Hill and Beverly Hills, FL
If you are suffering from chronic back pain, spinal decompression and other chiropractic care treatments can help. Schedule an appointment with Chaney Chiropractic & Neurology by calling our Beverly Hills office today at (352) 270-8869 or our Spring Hill office at (352) 686-6385. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.