Spinal Decompression Therapy for North Charleston
The back has to support the whole body. It is constantly doing the work of stabilizing and keeping everything aligned and in working order. This means that the back is under a constant state of pressure. For example, it is known that people are slightly taller in the morning because their spine had stretched a bit while laying down and sleeping.
Stone Spine & Disc offers spinal decompression therapy to the people of North Charleston as a remedy to a variety of back problems. This nonsurgical procedure involves stretching the spine in an attempt to relieve tension in between vertebrae. The procedure is safe, easy and gentle.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy involves a machine which slowly stretches the back. The patient is strapped onto a flat padded surface and the lower and upper spine are very delicately pulled in opposite directions. Think about when you have pain in the joint of a finger; we often unconsciously pull on the finger to decompress the tension in the knuckle. Spinal decompression is similar but carefully monitored and regulated.
What Does Spinal Decompression Do?
By stretching the spine our North Charleston clients are able to release the pressure placed on the spine even during sleep. Bulging discs, for instance, are reshaped into their proper form to help the healing process and relieve pain.
Reshaping a disc and relieving pressure is only a part of the benefits. As the vertebrae slowly separate, nutrients, oxygen and moisture are pulled into the discs.
Who Should Get Spinal Decompression Therapy?
As the therapy is designed to relieve tension and pressure on the back and central nervous system, spinal decompression is recommended for a variety of issues. The people of North Charleston can come see us for:
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back to the foot and is susceptible to being pinched by pressure in the spine. By releasing pressure, the nerve is given a chance to heal, restoring mobility and sensation to the affected area.
Herniated or Bulging Disc: The discs in between the vertebrae of the spine are there for ease of movement or comfort. If the disc has torn (herniation) or lost internal pressure (bulging), then realigning and decompressing the spine will create an opportunity for the disc to reshape and rebuild itself.
Injury or Trauma: An impact at the top of the head, base of the spine or side of the body can negatively affect the spines ability to function properly due to blockages and tension. A decompression treatment restores the spine’s positioning in the body and the distance between the bones to correct the trauma.
How Many Treatments Are Required for Spinal Decompression to Work?
This depends on the condition being treated and its severity. For some, only one treatment will be required, but others will need several treatments as it will take time for the spine to correct itself. back to its original pain-free alignment.
If you have any questions about the therapy or would like to book a consultation please feel free to contact us by phone or email.