Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression at Ward Chiropractic Center in Spring, TX
What is Spinal Decompression?
This advanced form of motorized traction therapy is easier, safer, and more comfortable than surgical procedures to fuse vertebrae or extract pieces of your spinal column. Your chiropractor in Spring, TX will have you sit or lie down on a special treatment table that can be programed to impart various degrees of outward-pulling (flexion-distraction) force to the spine. This action creates a little extra space between the vertebrae at the trouble spot. This produces a negative (vacuum) pressure that brings bulging or herniated discs back into their optimal position.
In addition to relieving pinched nerves, spinal decompression can infuse a bulging disc with water. This "plumps up" the disc to something of its former height, which in turn eases the stress on facet joints. We can administer this technique on an ongoing basis if need be, giving you an effective source of drug-free pain relief.
Conditions That Compress Spinal Components
It's easy to take the spine for granted as a remarkable construction that seems to withstand all kinds of pressures, even as it permits a full range of motion, but just like any other part of the body, the spinal column can fall prey to injuries or chronic conditions. When changes in your spinal structures or alignment put pressure on sensitive nerves or nerve roots, that nerve tissue can't function correctly. Causes of spinal compression include:
- Acute injuries that lead to subluxation and/or herniated discs
- Bulging discs that have flattened out, pinching nerve tissue and placing extra stress on the vertebral facet joints
- Spinal stenosis due to bone overgrowth or other progressive issues
- Spondylolisthesis, in which one vertebra slips forward in relation to its neighboring vertebrae
Compression in the cervical region often causes pain, tingling, loss of sensation, and loss of muscle response in the arms or hands, a problem known as cervical radiculopathy. Lumbar compression that involves the sciatic nerve causes similar symptoms in the lower back, hip, leg and foot; this is the notorious complaint known as sciatica.
Call our Chiropractors in Spring TX
Either practitioner on our team can administer spinal decompression therapy. Call Ward Chiropractic Center at (281) 786-4922 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractors in Spring, TX!