Can Your Back Pain be Treated with Spinal Decompression?

You’ve likely heard before just how prevalent back pain is.  Billions of dollars are spent each year as Americans search for a cure, and if you are one of the many who deal with this problem, you understand why.  Back pain can rob you of your sleep, physical capabilities, and even your happiness, as chronic back pain has a strong correlation with depression.  The number of promised miracle products and drugs seem limitless, but chronic back pain has no quick fix.  Recommended exercise or stretching regimens, proper nutrition, and spinal care are nearly always the best bet. 

What is Spinal Decompression?

When it comes to caring for your spine, chiropractic is tried-and-true.  As your spine is a hub for your nervous system, keeping it in alignment not only positively impacts your back and neck, but nearly every other part of your body as well.  Spinal decompression is an extension of chiropractic care. Using a special table, the spine is gently pulled and stretched.  As this occurs, pressure within the spine is relieved, allowing impacted discs to regain their shape and fill with healing nutrients and oxygen.   

What Conditions can Spinal Decompression Treat?

Many chronic back pain conditions respond well to spinal decompression, especially when this treatment is combined with other holistic therapies.  Some of the more common problems which may be ideally suited for spinal decompression are:

·        Herniated or bulging discs

·        Sciatica

·        Degenerative disc disease

·        Facet syndrome

·        Spinal stenosis

In addition to these, patients who have recently undergone back surgery may also experience healing benefits from spinal decompression.

Is Spinal Decompression Right for You?

If you suffer from any of the listed conditions, or even some that aren’t, spinal decompression may be a treatment option for you. To best determine if this method really is the safest and most effective for your own chronic pain, consult a chiropractor who specializes in this procedure and who is well-versed in other therapies such as traditional spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, and nutrition.

At the SouthEast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers, you’ll find a wide range of services to fit your needs, including spinal decompression.  To learn more about our services and to schedule your appointment click below.