Millions of Americans suffer from chronic neck and back pain. We should all be keeping up with our spinal health through exercise, stretching, and practicing good posture. Sometimes some external force via chiropractic adjustments and decompression is warranted. That external force can be done in a few different ways. There are mechanical units, pumps, doorway units and even good old hand pressure. The most calculated way is through a decompression table. This type of decompression measures the exact number of pounds applied and records it for record.
Some of the different types of conditions decompression can elevate are:
- Neck Pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal Arthritis
- “Pinched Nerve”
- Herniated Discs
Going deeper into what decompression is, think of your spine as being an accordion. Mechanical traction places pressure opposite of what gravity does and releases slowly. This repetitive sequence is done to loosen up the pressure on the spinal discs that are under constant pressure. The pumping action creates more space and fluid in the middle of those discs. This is vital for shock absorption and rehydration of the discs that are shock absorbers.
Within time, the treatment creates more space for the discs and the nerves that are being placed under the pinching type pressure from the spine when the discs start to deteriorate. The procedure only takes 30 minutes per session. No medications are needed when using decompression. Another great benefit is that it is safe for all ages because it is non-invasive.
For more information on decompression, come in to The Institute for Functional Health. Here you can have your spinal health assessed. Chiropractic adjustments are also offered here. Nutrition plans, supplements, and personal training can help with your overall health from the inside out. Take control of your health and keep back issues from restricting you from enjoying your life to the fullest.