An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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If the nerves in your spine are under pressure, we have the solution for you. At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, we integrate a variety of different techniques and approaches into our chiropractic and wellness care, making sure we treat the root causes of every patient's symptoms. If your neck or back pain is caused by abnormal tension in your spine, spinal decompression therapy may be a good choice for you.
Of course, your spine is too important to try a technique you don't understand. We will answer all your questions about spinal decompression and its chiropractic uses, but it might help to learn a little more about the therapy method first. So, what exactly is spinal decompression therapy?
Essentially, your Lubbock chiropractor will gently stretch your spine, creating a "vacuum" effect that sucks bulging and herniated discs away from nerve tissue. During spinal decompression, herniated discs are sucked back into the spinal column, restoring alignment and relieving pressure. This traction therapy technique reduces inflammation and stimulates the release of healing nutrients. By relieving the pressure that bulging tissue and bone place on your nerves, it also promotes healing and stops side effects such as tingling, numbness, and pain.
We offer spinal decompression for a variety of our Lubbock patients, because it has a variety of chiropractic benefits. Because your spine must support your whole musculoskeletal system, changes in alignment can throw off your whole body's balance while causing abnormal pressure on your sensitive spinal nerves. When nerves are pressed by discs or fluid that belongs in the spinal column, severe localized pain is often followed by symptoms throughout the back and rest of the body.
Our spinal decompression therapy in Lubbock is designed to gently relieve pressure and restore alignment, whether the problems were caused by injury, stress, or a degenerative condition. If you have a ruptured disc pressing on a nerve root in your lower back, for example, spinal decompression may restore your disc's proper alignment to relieve extreme pain at the site of contact and tingling elsewhere in the body.
These are just some of the conditions we treat with spinal decompression in Lubbock:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Lower Back Pain
Traumatic Back Injuries
Failed Back Surgeries
Facet Joint Conditions
Of course, any abnormal pressure or improper alignment or tension in the spine may make you a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy. Ask your chiropractor if spinal decompression is right for you.
Is spinal decompression right for you? At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, we make sure every patient's treatment plan fits their particular symptoms. Spinal decompression therapy is a versatile chiropractic treatment that addresses the symptoms of multiple conditions and injuries. Call us today at 806-731-6016 to schedule an appointment to see if spinal decompression therapy can help your pain.