Are you looking for a nonsurgical approach to your persistent pain issues? Do you not want to take medications for chronic conditions? Spinal decompression may be your answer. At Crawford Chiropractic we serve the Champaign, IL, community with chiropractic care and are here to answer your questions about spinal decompression.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a method of stretching the spine to relieve pressure and stimulate better blood flow. It alleviates pressure on the vertebral discs. With negative pressure, a reverse vacuum is created, drawing bulging discs back into their proper location. It can help with the flow of oxygen which helps with tissue repair and cell renewal.
Conditions Spinal Decompression Aids
This type of treatment option can be good for short term pain relief and for longer healing of pain conditions such as:
Herniated discs: Herniated discs are those that have leaked some of the soft gel outside through a crack. It can bother nerve endings and may make you have a burning sensation that goes from the lower back into your legs.
Bulging discs: Bulging discs are those that have pushed outside of the spinal canal and are putting tension and pressure on the nerves. This can cause you referred pain that is felt in other locations, or may cause pain in the back. Bulging discs have the potential to rupture.
Degenerative discs: Degenerative discs are those that have tears in the outer shell or have low fluid. They are affected by the age of the person and may lead to bone spurs.
How It Feels
We may adjust your treatment plan based on your spinal condition, level of sensitivity, body weight, and how long you’ve had symptoms. When we start the treatment, you may feel yourself relaxing and being gently stretched as the computer monitors the amount of spinal resistance. We might adjust this to help keep you from having muscle twitches and spasms. You may have slight discomfort in your first few sessions if there is extensive spinal issues, but any patients feel relaxed and at ease.
Get Spinal Decompression in Champaign, IL, from Our Chiropractor
If you would like to know more about this treatment option or talk with a chiropractor about other chiropractic care treatments, give us at Crawford Chiropractic in Champaign, IL, office a call at (217) 398-2225. We can help talk with you about your options and provide you with a care plan to help you get free of pain.