Spinal decompression therapy is one of many safe, effective methods that our team at Druzbik Family Chiropractic in Statesville provides to treat pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the treatment in this following guide.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
When you have spinal decompression therapy, you will be fitted with a harness around your hips. You will be asked to lie down on a specialized table, which has a separate upper and lower section. Your chiropractor will attach the harness to the lower section and input the necessary information into a computer that controls the table. As you lie still and relax, the bottom section of the table will slowly move in such a way that your spine is gently stretched.
The Benefits of This Therapy
Spinal decompression offers several benefits. The first one is quite simple: It relieves pain. As the spine stretches, it helps elongate the spinal column, which releases compression and tension throughout. The stretching also creates a vacuum effect, which is incredibly beneficial. Not only does it pull any discs back into their proper place, but it also pulls in oxygen, blood, and nutrients. These are three things that are vital to spinal health and healing.
Another benefit is that it provides lasting results. As the spine gets stretched and elongated, it creates the necessary space for all of the components of the spine. This means a lower chance of developing a herniated disc and other injuries.
It’s important to understand that to achieve these lasting effects, the root cause of your compressed spine must be addressed. This root cause might be your work, daily activities, posture, or several other factors. Rest assured, though, that your chiropractor will provide the guidance and recommendations necessary to make the appropriate changes.
What Conditions Can Spinal Decompression Help With?
It’s no secret that spinal decompression can help with back pain, but it can treat much more than that. It’s proven to be effective with the following conditions and more:
- Neck pain
- Pinched nerves
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Muscle cramps
- Worn spinal joints
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative discs
It can even be effective in providing post-operative pain treatment and recovery. Athletes also tend to benefit from the treatment, as do those that lead a sedentary life.
Experience Spinal Decompression in Statesville, NC
Are you curious about whether spinal decompression therapy can benefit your life? Contact our team at Druzbik Family Chiropractic today at (704) 878-9744 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.