Dr. Jajuga, your chiropractor in Toledo, sees many patients that need the spinal decompression in order to find relief. They seek this treatment methodology because it provides targeted relief through non-surgical means. Our staff at Foundation Chiropractic Clinic wants you to know the benefits of spinal decompression, and how we can determine if it is right for you.
Spinal Decompression as Chiropractic Care
Spinal compression happens when nerves surrounding the spinal column become impinged, inflamed, or irritated. It can also happen when small bones or vertebrae making up the backbone shift out of alignment. The compressed nerve or vertebral misalignment may occur in the neck upper back or lower back. Neck, back, and leg pain associated with this condition can be safely treated by our expert chiropractor in Toledo.
What Causes Spinal Compression
- Injury or trauma involving the spine
- Intervertebral disc degeneration
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Injury to the spinal nerve root
- Scarring from lumbar spine surgery
- Posterior facet syndrome or worn spinal joints
Symptoms of Spinal Compression
- Pain in the neck
- Pain in the upper or lower back
- Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness
- Pain when twisting or bending
How Spinal Decompression Works
It is important to treat spinal compression early to prevent the condition from worsening and reducing mobility. Decompressing the spine can improve pain and promote healing of affected musculoskeletal tissues near the spine. Treatment is performed using a traction technique to gently stretch, decompress, and align the spine. Traction takes the pressure off the spinal or intervertebral discs causing bulging or herniated discs to retract.
When properly done, spinal decompression helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, increase oxygen and blood flow, and improve mobility. It can also help avoid the need for surgery. Chiropractic care aims to treat the underlying cause of the condition to provide long-lasting relief rather than treating the symptoms—as is the case when pain medications are prescribed.
Make an appointment with your chiropractor in Toledo to see if spinal decompression is for you.
You can make an appointment with Dr. Jajuga at Foundation Chiropractic Clinic for an evaluation. Call us at 419-389-1721 or email [email protected].
Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have highly-successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that combines a machine with an exceptionally precise computer program for a treatment called spinal decompression.
Using this computer technology and the decompression machine, we are able to create a custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. The computer program is created and supervised by one of our highly trained staff. It gently stretches and relaxes the spine in rotation, which, over time, separates the vertebrae. This creates a vacuum-like effect that pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc will cause that pain to vanish.
Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment is usually about twenty minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, and are typically finished with treatment within eight weeks.
If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to dangerous pain medications that just cover up the problem, ask us if spinal decompression can help you.