Spinal decompression is one of several pain relief therapies offered by Spring Chiropractic. It is a safe and effective treatment for neck, back, and leg pain associated with the spine, intervertebral discs, and nerves. Our certified Spring, TX chiropractors, Dr. Bolz and Dr. Rivas, uses advanced technology and techniques to perform decompression therapy. They aim to relieve your pain, restore spine functions, improve mobility, and promote healing.
What Causes Spine Compression?
The spine is a stack of tiny bones (vertebrae) that runs from the neck through the lower back. Injuries and medical conditions can put pressure on the spine and nerves in the spinal cord. Gradual wear and tear of the spinal bones due to aging is a common cause of compression, which could occur anywhere along the spine. Other causes are:
- Poor posture
- Injured spine, such as from an auto accident
- Scoliosis (irregular spinal curve)
- Misaligned spine (subluxation)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal tumor
Conditions Treated With Spinal Decompression Therapy
Non-invasive spinal decompression therapy is a chiropractic technique that provides pain relief for these conditions:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Disc degeneration
- Pain due to failed back surgery
Spinal Decompression for Neck and Back Pain
Compressed Spine Pain Symptoms
Bulging or herniated discs or misaligned joints can put pressure on nearby nerves and cause back, neck, or leg pain (sciatic nerve pain). The following symptoms may start gradually or suddenly, may be mild or severe, or persist for weeks or months:
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Upper or lower back pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Burning sensation
- Referred pain in the arms, buttocks, or legs
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness
- Sharp or dull pain
How Chiropractic Spinal Decompression is Performed in Spring, TX
Spinal decompression is a painless chiropractic procedure that offers natural pain relief. It is performed on a traction table connected to a computer and monitor. During the treatment session, the spine is gently stretched and relaxed at intervals using controlled traction-distraction force. Decompression therapy works by creating a negative pressure within the discs which helps nudge bulging or herniated disc material back into the disc. Decompressing the spine provides pain relief by taking pressure off affected discs, joints, bones, nerves, and soft tissues, such as muscles and connective tissue. Blood and nutrients can now flow back to the spine as it should and help speed up the healing process.
Call to Book an Appointment with Our Spring Chiropractors
Spinal decompression therapy at Spring Chiropractic is not right for everyone. Dr. Bolz and Dr. Rivas will determine if this treatment is right for you based on the diagnosis. Patients who qualify will be treated under a customized wellness plan designed to provide long-lasting pain relief and promote overall spine health. Call our Spring, TX, office at (281) 651-7111 to schedule a consultation today.