Spinal Decompression

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What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a treatment approach that is commonly used by chiropractors. During this treatment, the back is put into traction using a specialized table. The traction stretches the back, causing a small amount of separation to form between the individual vertebrae in the back. By creating this separation, pressure and stress that is usually impacting the discs between the vertebrae is removed.

Without the stress and pressure, a disc is able to properly heal quickly and correctly. The decompression can also cause the body to naturally flood the area with nutrient dense materials and minerals, which can further help the healing process. If you are considering spinal decompression and live in or around Las Vegas, contact Centennial Wellness Center.

With What Injuries Can Spinal Decompression Help?

While spinal decompression can certainly help with a number of injuries and conditions, it is most commonly used to help treat herniated disc injuries. The spine is made up of several individual bones called vertebra. In between each of these bones is a tiny disc structure that works to cushion and absorb impact. The disc is doughnut shaped and filled with a jelly-like substance.

Sometimes, through injury or old age, the disc tears or ruptures, causing some cushioning liquid to escape, leading to painful impact and motion. In most cases, constant pressure and stress from the vertebra pushing down on the disc can prevent the disc from properly healing. By allowing the body to stretch and relieve the pressure, the disc is free to heal naturally and quickly.

Does Spinal Decompression Work?

For many, spinal decompression is the preferred method for treating back injuries, especially herniated disc injuries. Spinal decompression is gentle and safe, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Compared to other treatment methods, spinal decompression is preferred because it is non-invasive and effective. Many patients have success when paring spinal decompression with other forms of chiropractic treatment.

In particular, physical therapy is often coupled with spinal decompression. Strengthening the muscles around the injury site can help the body stabilize, further reducing stress and pressure on the injured area. Each patient is an individual and thus, requires an individual treatment plan for success. Talk to your chiropractor today to create a customized treatment plan, so you can get back to doing the activities you love.

Contact Centennial Wellness Center in Las Vegas, NV

Our team at Centennial Wellness Center cares about your overall well-being and health. We are knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate about chiropractic care. If you are suffering back pain or have sustained a disc injury, reach out to the experts at Centennial Wellness Center today. Call us today at (702) 458-2225 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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