Spinal decompression is a non-invasive pain management treatment to relieve many types of back pain. At Easy Reach Chiropractic, with locations in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Barbara Adonis, DC, and Heather Previll, PT, DPT, use spinal compression to relieve pressure in the spine. Call Easy Reach Chiropractic’s Fort Lauderdale office or book an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is a chiropractic technique that gently stretches the spine to relieve pressure. Nonsurgical spinal decompression involves a table with motorized traction to carefully remove pressure from herniated discs, compressed nerves, and more. The movement also promotes healthy oxygen-rich blood flow to accelerate healing in the spine.
Spinal decompression is a safe, effective pain management treatment for several spinal conditions, including:
The discs in your spine are located between each vertebra to cushion the bones and enhance flexibility. Each disc consists of a hard outer casing and a soft center. Cracks or damage to the discs can cause the soft center to push through and irritate surrounding nerves.
The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back through the back of your thighs and legs. Compression of the nerve from a herniated disc or damaged muscle can lead to lower back pain in one side and numbness, tingling, or weakness in the back of the thigh or leg.
Posterior facet syndrome affects the facet joints in the lumbar spine, or lower back. Since these joints experience frequent repetitive motion, they can become worn. That leads to pain and surrounding nerve irritation.
When spinal nerve roots become diseased or injured, pain can radiate throughout your spine and extremities. Spinal decompression relieves pressure from these nerve roots to promote healing and reduce pain.
During nonsurgical spinal decompression, you lie down on a table that has an upper and lower body portion. You’re strapped into a harness that holds your spine in the correct position. Next, the table gently stretches your spine to relieve pressure, allowing your herniated disc or compressed nerve to heal properly.
This pain management treatment can pair with Soleve® therapy, which uses a row of tiny, non-invasive probes to identify trigger points and deliver electric energy directly into your area of pain. That can help stimulate tissue healing and repair damage. The treatment requires no medication or surgery.
To learn more about spinal decompression therapy, call Easy Reach Chiropractic or book an appointment online now.