Understanding Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, FDA-approved traction therapy offered by Back 2 Back Chiropractic. It is a safe treatment performed by our chiropractors serving Mooresville, NC, and neighboring cities. Patients, especially those with chronic back pain associated with a lumbar herniated disc, can benefit from this cutting-edge approach to natural pain relief.
What Does Spinal Decompression Treat?
The cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine can be decompressed to alleviate pain and symptoms that stem from pressure on the vertebrae, discs, or nerves in the spinal cord. Our chiropractors find decompression useful for treating conditions such as bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs and leg pain caused by sciatica. Mild to severe pain can occur if a spinal nerve is inflamed by the disc or compressed from narrowing of the spinal canal. Other symptoms related to problems with the disc or nerve include:
- Back or neck pain that radiates to the extremities
- Neck or back stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness or tingling sensations
How Our Chiropractor Performs Decompression Therapy
The non-surgical procedure is performed on a special table with the patient lying face up or down while secured by a harness. The table is designed to apply traction force which helps stretch the spine. This creates a negative pressure within the disc that lifts the pressure off the affected disc and allows it to retract into position.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
We will first need to conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and medical history to assess whether or not spinal decompression is right for you. We can use the results of your physical exam, spinal x-rays, neurological tests, discogram, or MRI to tailor a treatment plan unique to your needs.
Dr. Derik Baltich and Dr. Curtis Uhrich perform spinal decompression using one of our three decompression tables based on whether you're receiving cervical or lumbar traction therapy. About 6 to 8 treatment sessions (usually once or twice a week) may be required for optimal relief. Each session typically lasts for about 30 minutes.
You may begin to feel the positive effects of the therapy after the first session. Long-term benefits include:
- Retraction of a herniated or bulging disc
- Reduction of neck, back, or leg pain
- Reduction of nerve compression symptoms
- Rehydration and healing of the disc
- Unlocking of restricted facet joints
- Increased flexibility and range of motion
Contact Us for Spinal Decompression from Our Chiropractors in Mooresville, NC
Our chiropractors use the latest spine decompression techniques to provide patients in Mooresville and the surrounding areas with natural relief from their pain or discomfort. Our team is dedicated to helping our patients return to living pain-free lives. Schedule your first consultation at Back 2 Back Chiropractic today by calling (704) 799-1999. Learn more about how our spinal decompression can help you.