People suffering from chronic neck or back pain often experience the inability to participate in daily activities like working, exercising, playing with their children or grandchildren, and their favorite hobbies.
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, and back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Experts estimate 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their lives.
Chiropractic care is an excellent option for someone in search of a non-surgical treatment option that can help the body heal naturally. Chiropractic adjustments align the spine, relieve pressure on the nervous system, and restore proper function of all the systems of the body.
Various tractions and therapies prescribed by your Chiropractor support the adjustments and enhance recovery, one of which is Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Spinal Decompression gently stretches the spine, either manually or on an automated device, with the goal of relieving neck and/or low back pain. The motion of this therapy opens up the space between the vertebrae, where the discs sit, which relieves pressure or pinching of the spinal nerves. This relaxes muscle tension, decreases disc and nerve pressure, and allows more fluid to flow into the discs, resulting in relief from pain and symptoms and a much healthier spine and nervous system.
If you are suffering from neck or back pain and are interested in finding relief without potentially harmful drugs or surgery, contact us online at our Fort Collins office or call us at (970) 377-3557 to learn more about how we can help
How Spinal Decompression Works
The goals of spinal decompression therapy are relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for herniated discs, sciatica, neck pain, spinal stenosis, and low back pain. In this therapy, the spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently in a controlled manner to stretch and lengthen the spine. Space between the vertebrae is created to promote:
- retraction or repositioning of the herniated disc material
- the passage of healing nutrients into the disc and fosters a better healing environment
- movement in the spinal joints
- pain relief and healing from restrictions in these joints
Neck and back pain can be handled through non-invasive treatment so as to avoid unnecessary surgery and harmful drugs. Studies have shown the significant benefits of chiropractic care for many health issues. Our Chiropractor can conduct a thorough examination of your skeletal system, take x-rays of your spine, analyze your health history, and determine if the root cause of your problem is something we can actually help with, not merely relieve your symptoms. If your condition is caused or aggravated by a spinal misalignment, our Chiropractor can perform the necessary chiropractic adjustments to correct the problem as well as prescribe exercises, therapies which may include spinal decompression, and other wellness measures to help you keep your spine healthy and functioning properly. And, since nerve impairment can also cause other health problems, these adjustments and other techniques can also help you improve and maintain your overall health.
The specifics of your chiropractic care plan are particular to your examination results, your pain level, your overall health and activity levels, and your chiropractor’s best recommendations for care. As every patient should with any treatment plan, ask questions and engage in learning about how your body works and how it breaks down so you can understand how to best take care of it. Get your best results by being an educated, involved member of your health care team.