Spinal Decompression Therapy for Pain Relief
If you live in the Hurricane area and are looking for a chiropractor, look no further. Coral Canyon Joint & Spine Health has served the greater Hurricane area for many years, and we can help you, too. The majority of the complaints that we see come from conditions, injuries, and problems that are musculoskeletal in nature. For those conditions, spinal compression will be addressed as a possible cause. So, what is spinal compression, and how can a chiropractor help relieve it?
What is Spinal Compression?
Spinal compression is a condition that occurs when the nerve endings that make up the spinal cord become compressed or “pinched” between the vertebrae of the spine. Any condition that puts pressure on the spinal cord can then cause spinal compression.
The spine is made up of a long column of vertebrae that runs from the base of the skull, down the neck (cervical region), through the upper back (thoracic region), into the lower back (lumbar region), and ending above the tailbone. Certain bone diseases, herniated discs, rheumatoid arthritis, injury to the spine, infections, spinal curvature such as scoliosis, and even spinal tumors can cause spinal compression.
Symptoms of Spinal Compression
The most common symptoms of spinal compression are pain and stiffness in one or more of the back regions. In addition, symptoms like cramping, numbness, and burning pain are common in the arms and legs when there is spinal compression.
What is Non-Surgical Chiropractic Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression is attained through a form of motorized traction, and chiropractors are the primary provider of this treatment. By gently stretching the spine, its position can be adjusted. This helps to relieve compression that is being placed on the spine and, thus, the symptoms that accompany the condition.
In addition, the amount of force on the spine can be reduced by spinal decompression. By reducing the pressure on the spine in this way, the movement of nutrient-rich fluids, oxygen, and water is promoted. This allows the discs and other areas of the spine to better heal themselves.
Conditions Our Chiropractor Treats with Spinal Decompression
While more severe instances of spinal compression – such as that caused by a broken spine – must be addressed with surgical intervention, most causes can be treated by a chiropractor. These conditions include injured or diseased nerve roots, worn spinal joints (posterior facet syndrome), degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal curvature, and sciatica.
Receive Spinal Decompression Treatment at Our Chiropractic Clinic
Give the friendly, professional staff at Coral Canyon Joint & Spine Health a call at (435) 635-7771 or stop by our office in Hurricane to schedule an appointment or to find out more about what we can do to help relieve your pain.