Spinal Decompression in Shallotte
Have you ever heard of a non-surgical spinal decompression table? We are excited because we have recently added a spinal decompression table to the office in Shallotte. So let me tell you a little bit about it and how it may be helpful to you.
How Spinal Decompression Works
The main region of the body that a spinal decompression table works on would be the neck (cervical) or the low back region (lumbar). Spinal decompression will be done with either the lumbar unit or the cervical unit, they are not performed at the same time. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, facet syndromes, hypomobility, and compression fractures. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. There are 4 protocols that will be used with different time intervals and weighted pulls set up, depending on what part of your treatment plan you are on. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This “vacuum effect” is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.
The mechanical effects include
- decreasing intra-discal pressure
- widening the intervertebral foramen
- stretching the ligaments and muscles
- relaxing musculature
The physiological effects include
- relief of nerve root compression
- possible disc retraction
- mobilization of joint and muscle
- improve blood flow
- decrease pain
The overall goal of decompression is to relieve pressure on the irritated nerve that is causing numbness and tingling down your arm, decrease the bulging disc in your low back that you cannot get relief from, stretch and relax the muscles that are surrounding the area of discomfort (which otherwise can become tighter from guarding the low back or the neck region from the pain), help to mobilize the region, and to decrease inflammation that is adding to the discomfort in the muscles.
Sound like something that would be beneficial to you or someone you know? Give the office a call today in Shallotte (910) 755-5400 to find out more information. Remember, pain is NOT a lifestyle.