A Quick Guide to Spinal Decompression
Have you ever felt like your back was bunched up? As though it would be wonderful if someone could just pull it all apart because you can’t seem to stretch enough to relieve the tension. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be a wish. Your spine can be stretched through spinal decompression therapy by our team at Universal Chiropractic P.C. Learn more about this treatment below.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Spinal decompression is a treatment that takes place on a specialized, computerized table. The lower part of the table is separate from the upper part, which allows it to move freely. Your chiropractor will fit a harness around your hips.
When you lie on the table, the harness will be connected to the lower section of the table. The computer will then dictate how the lower section moves. As this slow, gentle movement takes place, your spinal column is stretched. All you need to do is lie still and enjoy the relaxing feel of a stretch you can typically not achieve on your own.
The Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy
The stretch that spinal decompression provides leads to many benefits. It takes the pressure off of the discs, nerves, and other soft tissues. This can relieve many symptoms, including pain, tension, headaches, numbness, tingling, and more. The stretch allows each of the spinal components more space after treatment.
Another benefit is the vacuum-like effect it creates. As the spine is stretched, a negative pressure occurs, which pulls blood, oxygen, and nutrients into the space. These are necessary for the body to heal. This effect also helps pull the herniated discs back into their proper position.
Because of these benefits, spinal decompression is effective at treating various conditions, including:
- Chronic back pain
- Bulging and herniated discs
- Nerve compression
- Degenerative discs
Most patients feel relief with just one treatment session, but it’s essential to not stop there. To create lasting results, you will need a series of treatments – typically over the course of several weeks. If you do not complete the recommended number of treatments, you are likely to continue experiencing pain and other symptoms.
Enjoy Relief with Spinal Decompression in West Seneca, NY
Spinal decompression therapy can make a big difference in your quality of life. Give our team at Universal Chiropractic P.C. a call today at (716) 822-BACK or reach us through our website by using our online contact form