If you’ve been suffering from acute back or neck pain, bearing up under weird sensations in your arms and hands, or having trouble getting your legs do serve you as they once did, you may be one of the many people challenged by spinal nerve compression. If you’ve already been told (or you strongly suspect) that this is the case, you’re probably wondering whether non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is the logical choice to undo your condition, what such treatment involves, and whether it can even benefit you at all. Let’s take a closer look at this conservative healing modality as practiced at Islands Chiropractic & Massage.
Understanding Spinal Decompression Treatment
First of all, what conditions can spinal decompression treat? This therapy is typically prescribed to relieve neurological symptoms caused by underlying spinal problems that pinch sensitive nerve roots. These problems may include:
- Degenerative conditions such as spinal stenosis
- Bulging discs which have degenerated over time, flattening out as they lose water content and reducing the cushion between vertebrae.
- Herniated discs, which have torn open to allow the semi-fluid interior to inflame and compress nerve tissue
- Sudden spinal shifts related to an auto accident or other acute injuries
- Chronic alignment or postural problems
Certain telltale symptoms may alert you to the possibility of compressed nerve tissue. Pain, “pins and needles,” loss of motor control or numb areas in any of the extremities can be the result of pinched nerves. Headaches, neck pain, and low back pain are other signs of a possible impingement. If you’re struggling with these kinds of problems, then you may well be a perfect candidate for spinal decompression treatment.
Spinal Decompression Treatment at Islands Chiropractic & Massage
Unlike surgical methods that make permanent (and not always positive) changes to your spine in an effort to take the pinch-off of your nerves, our non-surgical spinal decompression treatment in Gilbert AZ is safe, painless, and non-invasive, requiring no recovery time. This method relies on the principle of flexion distraction, an outward-pulling force that gently separates the vertebrae. As our specialized treatment table imparts this force, negative pressure is created in the intervertebral spaces, drawing herniated discs away from your irritated nerves and back into position. Flattened, bulging discs become less flat as fluids are pulled into them, restoring the normal spacing between vertebrae.
Spinal decompression isn’t necessarily for everybody, for instance, it’s contraindicated in certain situations such as pregnancy, osteoporosis, serious nerve damage, or previous spinal surgeries. You may also find that it’s only one piece of a larger treatment puzzle. If your particular condition affects your overall spinal alignment and/or muscles, for instance, chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy may also be required for optimal pain relief and healing.
Visit Islands Chiropractic & Massage to Receive Chiropractic Care Today
There’s one surefire way to find out whether spinal decompression therapy makes sense for you. Call Islands Chiropractic & Massage at (480) 545-4580 to schedule a detailed evaluation and discuss this form of care!