Learn about non-surgical approaches to neck and back pain, herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, neuropathy and non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.

     

    Spinal decompression is a conservative form of treatment for the management of pain for patients suffering with neck, low back pain and sciatica.  Many patients experience relief of pain and symptoms associated with:

    • Bulging Disc
    • Herniated Disc
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Facet Syndrome
    • Sciatica
    • Post-surgical patients
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Non-specified mechanical low back or neck pain
    • Radiculopathy (numbness, tingling, pain down arms or legs)

    The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is a process whereby gentle forces are applied to the spine in a manner that maximizes spinal elongation. Spinal elongation is maximized when muscles that guard the spine from injury are relaxed.  When these paraspinal muscles relax during spinal decompression, the pressure inside the thecal sac of the spine will drop creating a vacuum effect and decreasing the pressure to the nerves and intervertebral disc. This facilitates the movement of fluid, carrying nutrients and oxygen inside the disc. Additionally, the reductions in pressure may help draw in herniated disc fluids, reducing the size of the herniation.

    What's the difference between traction and spinal decompression?

    Traction is defined as the act of being pulled, whereas decompression describes the relief of pressure.  (Read More...)

    Why should I seek spinal decompression from a Chiropractic Neurologist?

    Spinal Decompression is a very effective therapy for disc injuries.  However, success is not guaranteed with stand alone treatment.  Conservative treatment methods serve patients well with when they are accompanied with close monitoring by a clinician.  A Chiropractic Neurologist takes great care in assessing functional signs of nerve impingement.  Objective assessment is required to assess for the efficacy of treatment.  Learn more about the physical examination (Read More...)

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