Using Your Intuition For Spinal Decompression
It’s pretty clear that your spine needs a stretch…
…but you simply don’t know how to go about it. Many of us let back pain carve out a place in our lives in exactly this way; through the passage of time, and our lack of proactivity, back pain compounds upon itself and becomes chronic. We become aware that every day is dogged by back pain and stiffness; we ask ourselves what did I miss along the way? What we find is that we missed a lot of opportunities to provide our spine with the stretches it needed to remain mobile. Thanks to gravity, the compression on our spines is ever-present; because our spines are not designed to last forever, we have to take daily action to mitigate the severity of spinal compression.
Making up for the lost time with daily decompression
It’s time to start listening to those signals of stiffness and pain- they are literally the manifestation of your spine crying out for help. One great way to fight back against these compression-related pains is to provide your spine with the opposite effect: decompression. At our office in Milpitas, we provide this effect with a computer-assisted traction table that gently elongates your spine and provides for healing of the intervertebral discs. But you can get this same effect, albeit on a much gentler scale, everyday in your own home. Here‘s how:
- Use yoga and pilates to focus on spinal elongation
- While lying down, place an exercise ball (as small as a tennis ball) in the small of your back and roll on it gently.
- Knees-to-chest stretch
By lengthening the spine, you are actively providing a decompressive effect that allows for healing and relief of embattled intervertebral discs.
Spinal health solutions in Milpitas
At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we are primarily concerned with helping people design solutions for spinal health that work directly with their lifestyle. Just 5 minutes is enough time to provide your spine with a therapeutic decompression- and it can be done from wherever you happen to be. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment and start taking more proactive care of your spine today.