You may have heard stories about people struggling with a variety of neurological symptoms due to spinal compression problems and pinched nerves -- people who eventually underwent major spinal surgery to correct the underlying causes of their pain. But thanks to modern conservative care techniques, all but the most serious such cases can be helped through non-surgical methods such as spinal decompression therapy. If you're in search of this kind of care, you'll find it at Spine Pain Center in Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Surfside Beach, SC, Summerville, SC, or North Myrtle Beach, SC.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?
It's important to differentiate non-surgical spinal decompression from the operations usually associated with the phrase "spinal decompression." Traditional surgery to treat compressed nerve roots and disc problems typically involves removing some or all of a damaged disc, or possibly the fusion of two or more vertebrae to keep them at a painless distance apart from each other and away from nearby nerve tissue. No-surgical spinal decompression performs its magic from the outside, through a form of traction delivered by a mechanized treatment table. This technique is completely painless, completely safe, and requires no recovery period, making it perfect not only for busy people but also for individuals looking for a reliable chronic pain management solution.
Causes and Effects of Spinal Compression Issues
What causes compression within the spinal column? The compression we're usually referring to is nerve compression. The spinal cord or its major nerve roots can easily be pinched by a displaced disc that juts out of the spinal column and presses against them. A chronic spinal misalignment or postural problem can also contribute to spinal nerve compression. A severe injury may forcefully jam spinal components into nerve tissue, causing acute compression. The effects of this compression may include neck pain, back pain, and strange symptoms in the extremities. Arms and legs typically experience pain, numbness, tingling, and/or muscle weakness.
How Our Chiropractors Perform Spinal Decompression
Any chiropractor at our clinics can perform spinal decompression therapy if your condition warrants its use. We will attach harnesses to each end of your trunk while you relax on our treatment table. We then instruct the machine to apply a gentle, subtle stretching force to the spine. This force adds space between the vertebrae, pulling herniated or bulging discs inward through vacuum pressure to relieve nerve compression.
Schedule an Appointment with Spine Pain Center Today!
Spinal decompression therapy can treat conditions such as sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, bulging discs, herniated discs, arthritis of the vertebral joints, and some types of post-surgical back pain. Call either of our Spine Pain Centers in North Charleston, SC office at 843-606-2412 or the Mount Pleasant, SC office at 843-884-8444, the Surfside Beach, SC office at 843-238-5900, the Summerville, SC office at 843-879-9295, or the North Myrtle Beach office at 843-280-7000 to make an appointment and start your healing journey.