Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Therapy
The human spine has 23 discs between its vertebrae. The vertebrae are made of bones your discs are flat and circular consisting of a jelly-like substance that is held inside the discs by small bands of cartilage. There are six discs in the neck (cervical spine), 12 in the middle back (thoracic spine) and five in the lower back (lumbar spine). These discs act as cushions for our spines when we walk, run, bend or twist. As a result of injury or degeneration from the aging process, discs can become displaced or even herniated. When either one of those happen, pressure can be put on a spinal nerve creating pain and discomfort. It usually travels through the arms down to the hands or through the legs and down to the feet.
Chiropractor in Columbia for Spinal Decompression
Chiropractic spinal decompression is the state-of-the-art alternative to placing a patient in a hospital bed for few days and attempting to stretch his or her spine with cords and sandbags requiring no surgery. Spinal decompression takes pressure off of discs and spinal nerve roots by changing the force and position of the spine and creating negative pressure in discs. Each decompression treatment lasts for less than an hour, and they're completely non-invasive. The spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently. The patient shouldn't feel any pain at all during the therapy. Displaced and herniated discs are given an opportunity to retract. When retraction occurs, water and nutrients are naturally supplied to the affected area to promote healing. Other treatment modalities like electronic muscle stimulation or ultrasound might also be used in conjunction with decompression therapy. You might also be recommended specific home exercises for purposes of strengthening the muscles surrounding and supporting the affected area of your spine.
Who is a Suitable Candidate For Chiropractic Spinal Decompression?
If you're suffering from any of the following conditions, you're probably a suitable candidate for chiropractic spinal decompression:
- Degenerative disc disease, a bulging or herniated disc.
- Posterior facet syndrome.
- Spinal nerve root damage.
Learn More! Come See Our Columbia, SC Chiropractor Today!
If you'd like to learn more about chiropractic spinal decompression therapy, visit Dr. Escobedo, our chiropractor in Columbia at Escobedo Chiropractic & Associates. You'll be thoroughly examined and advised on the full nature and extent of your spinal condition or injury by a dedicated, compassionate and experienced chiropractor in Columbia. Call us to arrange for an appointment at 803-788-2167. We know that you're busy, so we've put patient forms online for your convenience. They'll be handled with the utmost privacy. Feel free to contact our clinic if you have any questions.