Spine Pain Center offers chiropractic treatments, including back pain and spinal decompression therapy. We see patients from Mt Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Irmo, and Columbia, SC. Read below to learn more about spinal decompression and how it can help you.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is also known as non-surgical spinal decompression. The treatment uses motorized traction to relieve pressure within the spine.
You'll lie on a motorized table. The top portion is fixed. The second half of the table is motorized and controlled by a computer. This machine allows chiropractors to program specific movements, lengthening the spine and relieving pressure.
What Can Spinal Decompression Treat?
Spinal decompression can treat several causes of chronic pain, including bulging or herniated discs, low back pain, upper back or neck pain, and sciatica.
Bulging or Herniated Discs
Spinal decompression is most often used to treat bulging or herniated discs. The spinal discs contain a gel-like substance and a tough outer covering. They provide cushioning between the vertebrae of the spine.
A bulging disc occurs when the gel-like material of the disc protrudes out from the vertebrae. If the gel-like material breaks through the outer covering, this is known as a herniated disc.
Spinal decompression treats this issue by creating negative pressure within the spine. This negative pressure allows the discs to return to their normal position naturally.
Back and Neck Pain
Spinal decompression is also used as a treatment for back and neck pain by relieving bulging discs and helping to correct spinal misalignments.
Sciatica Pain Relief
Sciatica is another issue that can be treated with spinal decompression. The sciatic nerve begins in the spine and travels down the buttocks and into each leg.
When the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated, sciatica occurs. Sciatica can cause pain in your back and legs. Other symptoms include difficulty walking or moving, poor reflexes, weak muscles, and numbness or tingling in your buttocks or legs.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
The most obvious benefit of spinal decompression is pain relief. It treats the underlying cause of back pain, which provides comfort from pain and other symptoms.
It's also non-invasive. There's no downtime; you can return to your daily activities immediately after treatment. It's also free of side effects.
Lastly, spinal decompression can speed healing by allowing oxygen, blood, and other nutrients to flow into the spine and spinal discs.
Spinal Decompression at Spine Pain Center
If you are experiencing chronic pain in Mt Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Irmo, or Columbia, SC., contact us at Spine Pain Center. We offer spinal decompression therapy and other forms of chiropractic back pain treatment.
Contact our several locations by calling North Charleston (843) 606-2412, Mt Pleasant (843) 884-8444, Surfside Beach (843) 238-5900, Summerville (843) 879-9259, North Myrtle Beach (843) 280-7000, or Irmo, Columbia (803) 781-4092.