When you have an injured disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or any other issue that affects your nerves or nerves in your back, then spinal decompression may be the best treatment for you. Pain relievers only help you temporarily avoid the pain and surgery for back or neck issues can lead to health complications later in life. That is why our team at Woodgrove Pines Clinic in Nanaimo is committed to providing you with the quality care you need for full, non-invasive relief from your neck or back pain with spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression is performed as a non-surgical procedure. It consists of having you lay on a specialized table. You will be connected to a machine that will facilitate your back moving in two different directions simultaneously. As half of your body moves downward and the other half moves upward, the vertebrae in your back separate from one another. The machine regulates the level of tension you receive to implement the precise decompression needed for your spine.
The discs in your spine are circular cushions of cartilage filled with fluid that keep your vertebrae from rubbing against one another. It is not uncommon for trauma to cause a disc to slip out of its protective position. Occasionally, a disc will lose its fluid making the vertebrae come in direct contact with each other. It is also possible for discs to degenerate or dehydrate causing them to not function as adequality.
Spinal decompression gently lengthens your spine, so discs can find their way back into proper alignment. It may take more than one treatment for the spine to be fully realigned, but spinal decompression can greatly reduce or eliminate chronic back and neck pain caused by pressure on the discs. It can also ensure that blood flows throughout your back more freely, which provides your discs with more blood. As a result, an injured disc will receive the nutrient it needs to heal more optimally and quicker. It can also relieve nerve-related pain.
Our practice seeks to relieve pain naturally from the source. Our methods will not only help you with your current pain but will also prevent pain in the future. Make your appointment with Woodgrove Pines Clinic in Nanaimo online or by calling us today.