Spinal Decompression Therapy From Our Chiropractor in Stillwater
When spinal structures become compressed, your whole quality of life can feel the pinch. Alterations in your vertebral joints, degenerative spinal conditions, and bulging or herniated discs can cause both severe pain at the point of compression and bizarre, unpleasant neurological symptoms along major nerve pathways. Surgery might have been your only option for relieving such conditions. Today, however, a remarkable form of conservative care has come along that can help you regain comfort and function easily and non-invasively. It's called spinal decompression therapy -- and here at Northland Chiropractic Clinic, our chiropractor in Stillwater is happy to provide it.
Extremity Symptoms, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, and Upper Back Pain Causes
The spinal column is a complex collection of components that must do their jobs in close proximity to each other, from nerve roots that extend through spaces in the vertebral column to the discs that maintain a constant space between those vertebrae. Anything that upset this balance can serve as neck pain, lower back pain and upper back pain causes. For example, if your discs lose certain amount of water content, they may begin to bulge, growing flatter in the process. This not only damages the facet joints between the vertebrae (a condition called posterior facet syndrome), but it also threatens to pinch the neighboring nerve roots. A herniated disc may also put the nerve roots in contact with the inflammatory substances of its inner material. Pinched nerves that serve the extremities may cause numbness, tingling, pain or muscle weakness in the arms or legs.
Structural problems that compress the spine don't always occur gradually, in association with changes in the facet joints or vertebral discs. Incidents such as auto accidents or sports injuries can produce immediate, acute damage, from herniated discs to damaged joints and nerves.
We Can Relieve a Bulging or Herniated Disc Without Surgery
Most patients will do whatever they can to avoid surgical treatment of their spinal issues, and rightly so. Operations to remove protruding structures or fuse vertebrae may or may not relieve the problem at hand -- and they're irreversible procedures, for better or for worse. Our non-surgical spinal decompression therapy makes a great adjunct to chiropractic care for conditions such as a bulging disc, herniated disc, posterior facet syndrome, degenerative disc diseases or acute injuries.
This technique is easy, painless, safe, and requires no recovery time. A special motorized table applies small degrees of flexion distraction force to the spine. This separates the vertebral structures just enough to correct the position of bulging/herniated discs and other components, relieving pain, inflammation and neurological symptoms. We can combine spinal decompression with chiropractic care, lifestyle advice, and other methods of normalizing your spinal function.
Contact Our Stillwater Chiropractor Today
Find out whether spinal decompression can provide the surgery-free relief you've been searching for. Call 651-430-2727 to set up an appointment with our Stillwater chiropractor!