Your Chiropractor in Wrentham Answers Your Questions about Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is one of the most useful tools any chiropractor has to relieve chronic back and neck pain, but most people have never heard of it. Here are some important facts about spinal decompression that your doctors at Mass Sport & Spine in Wrentham, Walpole, and Westwood want you to know.
What Can Spinal Decompression Do for Me?
Spinal decompression is an additional tool your chiropractor has for getting your spine back into healthy alignment. It's particularly helpful for dealing with degenerative disc disease.
Your discs act as a kind of shock absorber between your vertebrae. The older you get, the more likely it is that years of tiny injuries will team up with dehydration to wear these discs out. When these discs fail, your vertebrae move so that they may pinch nerves exiting your spine. The result is constant pain, usually with limitations on your mobility. Spinal decompression takes pressure off discs so the nerves branching off from your spine are not compressed and painful.
What Kinds of Conditions Can My Chiropractor Treat with Spinal Decompression?
Pain and disability caused by disc disease anywhere along your spine can be treated with spinal decompression. Maybe you have had spinal compression in your neck and you are experiencing migraines, or blurry vision, or shoulder pain, or pain radiating down your arm. Or maybe you have a ruptured disc in your lower back that causes constant pain in your hips and legs.
If you don't get treatment, you can have pain and muscle spasms that set you up for even more injury. Spinal decompression helps you recover from the downward spiral in your health that comes from disc problems.
What if I Have Already Had Surgery?
Even if you have had surgery on your spine, in many cases your chiropractor can still safely use spinal decompression to help relieve lingering pain and get you back to active life. Many people don't truly recover from a discectomy, fusion, or laminectomy until they have had decompression therapy from their chiropractor.
Mass Sport & Spine Is Here to Help
There is help for chronic back and neck pain. Mass Sport & Spine can offer you spinal decompression and other drug-free, surgery-free therapies that will accelerate your return to pain-free living. Request an appointment with us online, or call our offices in Wrentham at 508-876-7289. Our office in Wrentham is located at 513 South St, Wrentham, MA 02093.