Spinal Decompression Therapy in Garden City, MI
As back pain is one of the top complaints in the United States today, finding an effective treatment for back pain is an ongoing challenge. Many doctors prescribe patients with pain medications, but these drugs can be addictive, and often, they aren’t successful.
Back pain can be a result of an accident or injury, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, or deformities in the spine. These conditions lead to swelling, pain, tingling, and a limited range of motion.
Although back pain may interfere with your everyday life, natural and effective treatment can be found in spinal decompression therapy.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a treatment that uses a pushing-pulling motion to create negative pressure in the spinal column. This pressure adjusts the spine to allow bulging discs to slip back into place, joints to become realigned, the discs within the back to provide proper cushion and support.
Spinal decompression therapy is performed in the chiropractor’s office using a special table designed for this therapy. The patient lies down, and the hips are secured to the table. The lower half of the table adjusts to maneuver the lower body and create gentle decompression pressure. This therapy continues for several minutes.
As the table moves, the patient experiences a stretching sensation in the lower back as the spinal discs move back into place.
Who Needs Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Those with bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis can all benefit from spinal decompression therapy. Individuals with bone fractures, osteoporosis, or metal implants in the spine should not undergo spinal decompression. Your chiropractor can help you determine if it is a good fit for you.
In conjunction with spinal decompression therapy, physical therapy and core strengthening exercises are often recommended adding support and alignment to the spine.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?