What does spinal decompression treat? Spinal decompression is a treatment that works well for treating pain in the neck and back caused by conditions like herniated discs, sciatica and spinal stenosis. It is also effective for treating injuries that have caused the discs in your spine to become compressed.
At our chiropractic clinic, we provide spinal decompression as a natural treatment on its own, or in combination with other natural therapies to help relieve your pain naturally.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive, natural treatment that doesn’t require any pain medication or surgical procedures to be effective. This ‘spine stretching’ technique will help to address the root cause of your pain so you can achieve long-lasting pain relief, improved spinal flexibility and greater range of motion.
When pain medication is used to cover up back pain or neck pain, whatever is causing the pain isn’t fixed, so the pain will keep returning every time the medication cycle is stopped. With natural treatments like spinal decompression, we treat the underlying cause so your pain has no need to exist.
If your back pain is due to your spine being compressed from an injury or other condition, the discs have likely been forced out of their normal position. Discs that are out of place or misaligned can press on the nerves that run down the length of your spinal cord and produce pain that can interfere with your daily activities. Whether your discs are partly compressed or heavily compressed, spinal decompression therapy can provide you with long-lasting relief.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a treatment that gently stretches your spine to help restore the proper amount of space between your vertebrae. It is a form of traction that utilizes a motorized table that is separated into two parts. Once you are on the table, a harness is wrapped around your hips and then attached to the bottom part of the table. Your upper body is also secured to the table and then the lower half of the table moves back and forth to facilitate the spinal stretching.
When you have spinal decompression treatment, the natural healing process is set in motion as your discs receive oxygen and nutrients. Fluid is also brought into the discs to help rehydrate them and restore their natural shape. After repeating cycles of stretching and relaxation, the pressure that exists between your discs will lessen and your pain will be reduced. The session is brief, and there is no downtime after a treatment.
If you have been injured or have a chronic condition that causes you regular back pain, spinal decompression may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Just give us a call today at 405-286-0322 in the Oklahoma City and Edmond areas and we will set up a free consultation to help you get the long-term pain relief you deserve.