Spinal Decompression Provided by North Port Chiropractic
Whether you have back pain from aging, overuse, or an injury, our chiropractor can help. One possible treatment is spinal decompression. Dr. Daniel Rubin is our chiropractor in North Port, FL and he uses this tool to treat issues like sciatica. Spinal decompression at North Port Chiropractic, serving Port Charlotte, FL, and the general vicinity, is non-invasive and safe for a majority of patients.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical treatment used to promote healing in your discs. During your treatment, our chiropractor Dr. Daniel Rubin will ask you to lie down on a table. He'll connect you to a series of rigging that's connected to a mechanical device. The machine pulls the top of your body upward and the bottom half downward. As the machine stretches you, your vertebrae separate from the discs. Without the added pressure of your vertebrae, the discs are able to heal more effectively. It also reduces pressure on the nerves and soft tissue, which can reduce pain, discomfort, numbness, tingling, and several other symptoms. Additionally, moving the vertebrae and discs away from one another allows blood to flow more optimally throughout your back. As a result, your discs receive more nutrients, which enhances the healing process.
The Conditions Treated With Spinal Decompression
Our chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression for general neck and back pain. We use it on patients who have work or sports-related injuries as well as injuries from a car accident. An example of an injury that we use spinal decompression for is a herniated disc. A herniated disc occurs when part of the outer shell of a disc tears. Since the shell holds the contents inside, it's possible that the disc will leak. The contents of the disc places pressure on the nerves and surrounding tissue, resulting in nerve-related issues and pain.
Sciatica often occurs as a result of pressure on your sciatic nerve. Our chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression to reduce some of this pressure.
Some conditions happen as you age, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and bulging discs. Spinal stenosis is a condition where your spinal column narrows. Decompression therapy can help relieve pressure on the nerve roots. Degenerative disc disease, on the other hand, is an issue that happens when the discs in your back begin to change as you age. A bulging disc happens when the shell of a disc wears out, and the contents push on the shell. Decompression therapy can take the pressure off the disc, so it can heal properly.