Spinal Decompression Therapy
If you are looking to get pain relief from your back and neck, check out Spine Pain Center of Irmo in Columbia. Our Columbia chiropractor is ready and happy to help you out. Below is some information about spinal decompression therapy and how it can help.
What is Non-surgical Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a way to lessen back pain with motorized traction. Spinal decompression stretches the spine in a gentle way to relieve the pain you are experiencing. Pressure is taken off of the pain areas, such as spinal discs, as well as nerves and other areas in the spinal region. The spinal discs can heal since the decompression promotes the movement of oxygen, nutrient-rich fluids, and water.
How Does the Chiropractor Perform Spinal Decompression?
The chiropractor places the patient on a motorized table that can move in the bottom half area of the table. The patient can stay fully clothed during the treatment. A harness goes around the hips and is attached to the table at the lower end, close to the feet. The chiropractor can control the table’s movements with a machine. Once the patient is in place and harnessed in, the chiropractor will have the table move from side to side on the lower end. The patient will experience a relaxed feeling and traction in their back during the treatment.
What Conditions Can it Be Used to Treat?
Spinal decompression can treat a variety of conditions. Worn spinal joints, neck or back pain, diseased or injured spinal nerve roots, sciatica, degenerative disk disease, and herniated or bulging discs
What is Spinal Compression?
Spinal compression is when a condition puts pressure on your spinal cord. This is mainly caused by wear and tear on the spine’s bones. This condition is commonly called osteoarthritis. Other causes of spinal compression include a spinal tumor, abnormal spine alignment, also called scoliosis, rheumatoid arthritis, a spinal injury, infection, and particular diseases of the bone.
Symptoms of spinal compression include loss of the ability to perform sexually, stiffness and pain in the back, neck, or lower back, loss of feeling in the feet, sciatica, which is burning pain felt in the arms, bottom, or down the legs, foot drop, weakness, numbing, or cramping in the legs, hands, or arms, and issues with hand coordination.
Contact us if you have any questions about spinal decompression and the conditions it can help treat.
Contact Our Columbia Chiropractor
Make an appointment today to get the pain relief you deserve. You can visit us at Spine Pain Center of Irmo, 7453 Irmo Dr., Columbia, SC 29212. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling (803) 781-4092.