The Benefits of Spinal Decompression

Back pain can disrupt your life. Before you turn to surgical options for a solution, you need to try spinal decompression.

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression refers to using traction to relieve pressure on the spine. A chiropractor can do it manually or mechanically by gently stretching the spine. It relieves back pain and any other symptoms that may result from it.

Chiropractors use spinal decompression therapy to treat different spinal issues like sciatica, herniated discs, and pinched nerves. The traction changes the force and position of the spine. It relieves pressure from the discs, allowing them to slide back into place. It also takes the pressure off the nerves.

The Benefits

The technique has many benefits that allow you to get back to your daily activities. In addition, they help your body become stronger and healthier. Here are some of those benefits.

It Is Non-invasive

Spinal decompression does not involve any surgery. Thus, it keeps you safe from the risks and pain that come with surgery. The chances of injury during this process are almost zero. You also do not need medication that can get addictive with time. All you need is chiropractic care that helps your body heal naturally.

It Is Effective

You will notice the effects of spinal decompression as early as after the first session. Your body will start experiencing relief, allowing you to do what you could not do before. Depending on the severity of your injuries, each session lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. As the chiropractor stretches your spine and realigns it, you will slowly but immediately notice the difference.

Relieves Nerve Pressure

One of the painful conditions that require spinal decompression is pinched nerves. You will notice sharp, shooting pains from your back to your hips, and down your thighs. Pinched nerves can also lead to numbness, burning, and tingling sensations.

Spinal decompression relieves the pressure on the nerves, bringing relief from the above symptoms. It moves herniated or bulging discs, allowing them to slip back into place away from the surrounding nerves. The negative pressure also helps reduce inflammation.

Reduces Inflammation

Spinal decompression removes the blockage, allowing for blood and lymphatic fluid to flow. It also allows for the easier distribution of oxygen and nutrients in the body. Hormones and nutrients that your body needs to heal can reach your injuries faster. It helps reduce inflammation so that your body can start the healing process.

Improves Circulation

Spinal decompression improves the circulation of blood and oxygen. In addition, it encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid and communication in the central nervous system. The improvement in circulation helps your body heal faster and increases your immunity. Nutrients and white blood cells can reach your injuries, repair the damage, and prevent infections.

Improves Posture

Back pain can cause you to change your posture as you seek relief. Wrong posture can cause further problems in your body and interfere with your daily activities. Spinal decompression aligns your spine, allowing a dramatic improvement in posture. The stretches and exercises you learn from chiropractic care also strengthen your back and improve your range of motion.

For more on the benefits of spinal decompression, visit Active Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture at our offices in Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, or Columbus, Nebraska. You can also call (308) 384-4955, (402) 249-5500, (308) 222-4400, or (402) 265-6800 to book an appointment today.

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