Why Pursue Spinal Decompression Therapy?
posted: May 31, 2018.
Why Pursue Spinal Decompression Therapy From Our Chiropractor in Buford?
You may have heard remarkable things about spinal decompression therapy, a gentle, precise form of flexion distraction therapy offered by our chiropractor near Buford. But what's so special about this form of treatment? Let's look at some of the benefits you could enjoy from it.
- Spinal decompression therapy can relieve disc and facet joint problems - Compression of nerve tissues in the spinal column can be caused by aging, bulging discs that lose hydration and "go flat." which places extra strain on the facet joints connecting the vertebrae that sandwich that disc. Herniated discs, in which the disc's inner material pushes through the outer casing and irritates spinal nerve roots, can also be extremely painful. Spinal decompression therapy gently separates the vertebrae just enough to draw these discs away from the nerve tissue and back into their normal domain. The negative pressure it creates also pulls water back into bulging discs to help them regain height.
- Spinal decompression therapy can provide drug-free pain management - Spinal decompression is a drug-free way to manage chronic issues such as spinal osteoarthritis and sciatica. If you cannot tolerate heavy painkillers, or you're worried about their possible interactions with your other medications, then spinal decompression therapy could be just the pain management solution you've been looking for. Keep in mind that a pinched nerve root doesn't just cause pain -- it can also shut off normal motor and sensation signals, producing tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. Spinal decompression can also relieve all of these symptoms, giving it the edge over ordinary pain-killing medications.
- Spinal decompression therapy is non-surgical - Surgical methods of addressing spinal compression generally involve adding metal hardware to immobile parts of the spine or extracting the disc material that's causing your symptoms. These invasive procedures can require considerable recuperation time, taking you away from your job or favorites sports. Our sports injury chiropractor can often achieve similar results easily, painlessly and without surgery, allowing you to keep on pursuing your regular life between treatments.
- Spinal decompression therapy complements chiropractic care - Spinal compression therapy makes a natural complement to chiropractic adjustment and other forms of chiropractic care. If you've suffered an acute sports injury, for instance, our sports injury chiropractor may prescribe spinal decompression to nudge your discs back into position while also administering chiropractic adjustment to restore normal vertebral alignment.
Put This Effective Pain Management Strategy to Work
Ready to experience this advanced pain management strategy for yourself? Contact Georgia Spine & Sports Rehab at (770) 614-6551 to schedule a consultation!
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