Spinal Decompression Information Supplied by a Chiropractor in Brentwood, TN
You may have heard of spinal decompression surgery. However, spinal decompression from a chiropractor is a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure that may accomplish the same goal. Ultimately, when you visit Maryland Farms Chiropractic, serving Brentwood, TN, and the nearby region, you may receive spinal decompression to help with the healing process and reduce pain.
About Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is a treatment that consists of our chiropractor using a table connected to rigging to stretch your back. You lie on a table, and the motorized device pulls on your spine. During this treatment, the device relieves pressure on the discs in between the vertebrae by separating them. This treatment optimizes blood flow to the injured disc to promote healing as well.
Usually, one spinal decompression session takes between 30 to 45 minutes. Most patients require multiple treatments; however, the exact number depends on your condition and how quickly you're healing.
Conditions Treated With Spinal Decompression
Our chiropractor uses this treatment for neck and back pain from an injury or chronic condition. For instance, spinal decompression can help with degeneration -- a condition that occurs when the discs in your back experience deterioration. Some patients benefit from this treatment if they have sciatica since it's often caused by a disc in the back placing pressure on the nearby nerves and soft tissue. It can ease the pain and other nerve-related symptoms of whiplash, a condition that occurs when the neck is propelled forward and backward rapidly. We may recommend this treatment after a sports, automobile, or other personal injury.
Patients who have a disc injury can benefit since it relieves pressure on the nerve. One example is a herniated or ruptured disc, which occurs when you have a tear in a disc. The fluid inside of the disc seeps from the tear and enters into the spinal canal, ultimately resulting in pain and possibly nerve-related symptoms. Another common disc issue is a bulging disc, which happens as a result of aging in most cases. The outer shell of the disc weakens, and then the contents begin pushing on the shell.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
Usually, we use this chiropractic technique along with one or more other chiropractic treatments to encourage an injury to heal. On the other hand, we may use it alone or along with other treatments to manage the pain and other symptoms of a chronic condition. It's not addictive, and most patients tolerate it well. Generally, this procedure doesn't cause negative effects in patients.