What Spinal Decompression Is and How It Can Help You
Many people have heard the term "spinal decompression,” but most still have questions about exactly what it is! Spinal decompression is a safe and relaxing way to take pressure off of your spine and return it to its natural state. At Injury Health Center in Orlando we have used this technique to treat and heal a number of conditions, including herniated disks, pinched nerves, numbness, pain in the neck and extremities, back pain, and lower back pain, just to name a few!
Conditions Treatable by Spinal Decompression
Allowing your back time to decompress and return to its natural state helps in a number of ways. It increases blood flow to affected areas. It eases pressure off of injured, misshapen, or out-of-place disks. Finally, it can relieve pressure on pinched or compressed nerves that cause pain, numbness, and weakness almost anywhere in the body.
Spinal decompression has been used to cure:
- Ruptured discs
- Bulging, herniated, or slipped discs
- Vertebral alignment issues
- Spinal Stenosis
Spinal decompression can sometimes help with the pain caused by scoliosis. It can also be part of a multi-technique solution to other scoliosis-related issues.
Decompression can also provide the following benefits:
- Decompression can relieve or completely eliminate some causes of back pain (including lower back pain).
- Spinal decompression is effective in many cases that would otherwise require back surgery.
- It can also help patients recover after back surgery (this includes failed back surgery as well).
- As mentioned above, decompression allows the spinal discs to return to their natural positions and shapes, which can aid symptoms like back pain, numbness, or pain in the extremities.
- Increase blood flow around the spine and discs, so that they receive the nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood they need to heal and stay healthy.
- Relieve pain, numbness, or weakness in the extremities, when those conditions are caused by a pinched or compressed spinal nerve.
Is Spinal Decompression Safe?
When properly performed by a licensed chiropractor, decompression of the spine is a safe and healthy technique. Many patients have found it an affordable (and preferable) alternative to back surgery.
Spinal decompression isn't a back surgery alternative in every situation, but if surgery has been presented to you as an option, it's a good idea to talk to a chiropractor to see if spinal decompression or other chiropractic techniques might be right for you.
Find Help for Your Spine in Orlando, Daytona, or Sanford
For years, Injury Health Center in Central Florida has helped patients regain their health and sometimes find a new center of health they never knew they had! We have locations in Orlando, Daytona, and Sanford to better serve you. Our Orlando office specializes in spinal decompression so be sure to mention you need that service when you contact us. Check out our contact page and call the office nearest you for a consultation today.