As your Rochester and Webster chiropractic team, we focus on providing effective treatments that will help you heal as quickly and thoroughly as possible. One key treatment that we offer is spinal decompression, where we gently stretch your spine to relieve pressure and improve your body’s natural healing process. Spinal decompression is excellent for treating back and neck injuries, particularly herniated discs and sciatica.
Many back and neck injuries can be traced to compression. Excessive pressure or pressure at a specific angle can cause the spine to misalign, negatively impacting the nerves and discs in your back which can often lead to symptoms throughout the body. Spinal decompression, as the name implies, is designed to decompress your spine and relieve the pressure that is causing you discomfort.
When the pressure is relieved, circulation is increased and the body’s healing ability is improved in the areas where previously little vital fluids were available. Discs can move back to their original positions. For the period of decompression, the spine is given an ideal environment to heal.
Spinal decompression can help with a variety of issues, including:
When a disc bulges, the entire disc shifts from its space between the vertebrae. The disc can put pressure on nerves in the spine and cause pain, tingling, and other discomfort. Spinal decompression lets the bulging disc return to its proper place between the vertebrae, relieving the symptoms caused by the bulge.
A herniated disc results when the inner part of the disc emerges through the outer layer of the disc. As the inner disc protrudes, it can put pressure on the nerves in the spine, leading to pain, numbness and other symptoms. Spinal decompression relieves pressure, lets the inner disc recede and often eases pain.
Sciatica occurs when a disc bulges or herniates and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. The symptoms of sciatica include tingling, numbness and burning down one leg or both legs. When spinal decompression allows the discs to recede back where they belong, the symptoms of sciatica are relieved.
Various degenerative diseases can cause the spine to deteriorate, leading to excessive pressure on the nerves in the spine. Spinal decompression can ease the symptoms of certain degenerative diseases and bring some relief to the pain and discomfort they cause.
When we perform spinal decompression treatments, we use a decompression table to ensure that only the minimum amount of pressure is needed to reach the desired outcome. The chiropractor will secure you on the table, explain the process and encourage you to relax to get the best results. The table lets the chiropractor target specific vertebrae as necessary, and the computer interface allows the doctor to maintain complete control over the treatment from start to finish.
Treatment usually lasts around half an hour, and will often be repeated periodically over the course of several weeks. Patients often notice an improvement in their symptoms after only a few sessions, needing fewer painkillers and anti-inflammatories over the course of treatment.
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If you are suffering from back or neck pain, please get in touch with our chiropractic office and schedule an appointment. Give us a call at 585-671-9210 today!
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