Why does Decompression Feel so Good?
Your spine is always under pressure
Our spines are constantly under pressure: from the force of gravity to the added compression we do to ourselves with things like poor posture, there is rarely a second when your spine gets a break. Unless you plan to live in space (which comes with its own set of problems), or become fully aquatic, there is little we can do to escape the pressures of gravity.
Instead of fleeing the problem, let’s face it head-on!
Symptoms of compression injuries range from mild to severe. The most common compression related conditions that we treat include:
- Back pain
- Nerve pressure
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Rehabilitation of fractured vertebrae
- Government Pressure (jk)
The fact that pressure is constantly accumulating indicates why decompression therapy is so effective; and why it feels so good. At our office, we have a range of modalities for treating compression injuries.
- Spinal adjustment relieves pain by restoring mobility to spinal motion segments and relieving pressure from the nearby nerves.
- Mechanical traction utilizes a specialized table to stretch the spine while we provide gentle, targeted adjustment to the spinal joints. This has the effect of opening up the space between the vertebrae, allowing for rehydration of the intravertebral discs and creating a negative pressure space in which bulging disc material can retract.
- Manual traction applies a distraction force to the spine in order to alleviate pain and compression
Relieving pressure has never felt so good
The goal of decompression therapy is to help you experience less pain, allowing you to move more and thus strengthen the muscles that matter for supporting the spine. If you are interested in using decompression therapy for your back pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.