Spine Decompression Treatment
Chronic back pain can be annoying or even debilitating. It can prevent you from enjoying a high quality of life. Several different variables can cause back pain, but when the causes are inflammation and pressure on the spine, then chiropractic care can be quite effective when used to treat back pain. Every treatment plan will vary, however, for back pain our chiropractor at Baker Chiropractic in Morganton is likely to recommend spine decompression treatment.
The Technical Process of Decompression
Utilizing a medically-applied form of motorized traction, a patient is provided with gentle stretching of the spine to remove the effects of gravity and damage to the spine. Decompression helps provide space and relief from compaction to the discs in the spine. Those particular parts of the spine are the shock absorbers between the vertebrae, acting as built-in pillows to keep the vertebrae apart.
When the cushions are compressed or the disc is suffering damage such as bulging or burst (herniated), then it will produce severe and chronic pain. Decompression pulls the pressure off of these parts, and that, in turn, has multiple benefits. In addition to removing the pressure, it also allows circulation to flow into the area, which enhances the healing of the injured areas as well.
Conditions Improved By Spine Decompression
The most likely back conditions that repeatedly benefit from decompression tend to be the following:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Discs that are compromised, bulging or herniated
- Worn vertebrae
- Nerve injuries
The Procedure and What to Expect
Spine decompression provided by our chiropractor is a non-invasive procedure. When the patient arrives for the appointment, he or she gets settled in the equipment harness system, lays on the specialized table, and the treatment is applied by our doctor. A typical treatment runs about a half-hour to 45 minutes. Most patients will receive about 20 to 30 treatments which can last up to seven weeks in total duration. The treatment has different options for additional effects including muscular electrical stimulation, ultrasound for heat improvement in targeted locations, and general cold/heat therapy.
Spine Decompression in Morganton, NC
If you are considering spine decompression as a solution to your injury or chronic condition, call our team at Baker Chiropractic today at (828) 437-0888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker. We will perform a thorough examination, take a brief medical history, and create a treatment plan that is designed to reduce your pain and encourage recovery. Spine decompression is just one of the many tools we use to provide relief for our patients without having to rely on pain medication or surgery.