Spinal Decompression Therapy Provided by a Dayton, OH, Chiropractor
When you have back pain, it can interfere with your ability to fulfill all of your obligations. A typical medical doctor will perform tests and usually prescribe some type of pain reliever, so you can go about living your life as usual. However, our chiropractor serving Dayton, and the surrounding Ohio area, can help without the use of harsh pain relievers.
Definition of Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is a chiropractic treatment that consists of our chiropractor first asking you to lay on a table. You then are connected to a device that pulls on both sides of your body gently in order to stretch your spine. It takes pressure away from the sensitive discs and allows them to heal. When you reduce pressure on the discs, it increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that reach the discs.
Often, our chiropractor uses decompression therapy along with other chiropractic treatments. For instance, our chiropractor may also give you chiropractic alignments to ensure your spine is in alignment prior to administering spinal decompression. An alignment is a treatment comprised of a manual back adjustment using forceful, yet pain-free thrusts. We may also recommend exercise therapy and lifestyle changes that can further reduce your pain and promote healing.
Conditions We Treat with Spinal Decompression
At our chiropractic center, we use spinal decompression to treat various causes of back pain. Most of our patients who receive this treatment have a bulging or herniated disc. A bulging disc occurs when the outer shell of your disc weakens, and the contents of it begin pushing on the walls. On the other hand, a herniated disc is when there's a crack in the shell and the contents may begin to leak into the spinal canal.
Spinal decompression can also help if you have sciatica or a pinched nerve in another portion of your back. It can help reduce your pain from degenerative disc disease as well, which is a condition when your discs undergo age-related changes. Our chiropractor may use it for other reasons too that he'll discuss with you first.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression therapy is beneficial for chiropractic patients because it's an all-natural treatment, so you have a lower risk of side effects. Spinal decompression therapy gets to the root of the problem. It helps your body heal rather than just covering up the pain.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Call us, serving Dayton, and the surrounding Ohio area, at (937) 236-1705 to make an appointment for spinal decompression or one of our other back pain relief methods.