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When you’re suffering from back pain or neck pain, it can impact every area of your life, from making completing everyday tasks difficult to interrupting your sleep. Fortunately, you can find relief from many back and neck pain symptoms through spinal decompression therapy performed by a licensed chiropractor at Summit Medical Care Center. Our experts are trained to evaluate your condition and put together an appropriate treatment plan designed to get you feeling better as quickly as possible.
Much as its name suggests, spinal decompression therapy removes the pressure from your spine, allowing the vertebrae and discs to return to their natural and proper positions. This is accomplished through the use of a motorized, computer-controlled table that gently applies traction to stretch your spine, creating a negative pressure within the spinal column that almost sucks the discs back into their proper place.
It also relieves pressure that can impede blood flow, allowing nutrients and oxygen to reach injured or damaged areas, which promotes healing. Unlike other methods for treating similar injuries or conditions, spinal decompression therapy is non-invasive and does not rely on prescription medications to relieve pain.
Because spinal decompression focuses on allowing your spine to return to its proper alignment naturally, it can be effective in treating a number of different conditions. These include:
Depending on your medical history and the underlying cause of your back pain, your chiropractor will go over the benefits of spinal decompression with you and let you know why they recommend it. There are several conditions that may make you a poor candidate for this type of treatment as well, and these include pregnancy, fractured vertebrae, and previous spinal fusion surgery.
When you visit Summit Medical Care Center for back pain treatment, our experts will complete a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for you. This will involve going over your medical history, as well as testing your range of motion and reflexes, and palpating the affected area. With the information we gather from this assessment, our chiropractor will put together a treatment plan designed to relieve your symptoms quickly while simultaneously working to correct the misalignment causing the problem in the first place.
In addition to spinal decompression therapy, your treatment plan may include therapeutic massage, spinal manipulation, class IV laser therapy, and more. Your chiropractor can also teach you some exercises and stretches to do on your own at home to help build on the progress you make during your in-office session.
To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, call our offices today at 303-466-3232.