Are you looking for a pain-free and effective treatment for your back pain? Spinal decompression could be your answer. Spinal decompression is a treatment that relieves stress on the spinal cord or compressed nerves in the spine.
The treatment can be surgical or nonsurgical. The nonsurgical kind uses traction therapy to ease pressure on the spine and alleviate back pain. The procedure is pain-free and provides immediate and lasting relief from back pain and connected symptoms. Back pain should not reduce your life’s quality and make it hard to carry on with your daily routine.
Here is what spinal decompression can do for your body and overall health.
Relieve Neck and Back Pain
Years of poor posture and inactive lifestyles can hurt your neck and back. Moreover, your body becomes weaker as you get older, making you experience back pain from time to time.
Also, you can suffer intense back pain if you have had a back injury from lifting heavy items or a car accident. You may have trouble moving your neck, back, or even legs based on the severity of your injuries.
After examining your pain, your doctor can use spinal decompression to provide relief. Stretching out your back will reduce strain on your nerves and muscles that could be pressing against your spine.
Reverse Pain From Damaged Spinal Disks
Spinal disks are the tiny rubbery cushions between each spinal bone that cushion your back and allow you to twist or bend. Poor posture, disk herniation, back injuries, and degenerative disk disease cause injuries that could damage your spinal disks.
Damage to your spinal disks can make them lose their elasticity, bulge outward, or become smashed. Spinal decompression reverses these effects by straightening your back. Your disks can start healing and cushioning your back when they have less strain on them.
Many people try their best to sit upright and maintain a healthy posture but fail. Spending many work hours sitting at your desk can make it hard for your back to support your weight when walking.
All that slouching can squeeze your disks and eventually cause disk damage. Pulling your spine by decompressing it can straighten your posture and alleviate pressure on the spine. That way, the disks will have enough room to circulate oxygen and fluid in your body.
An unhealthy posture squeezes your stomach and limits the space to digest food. Decompressing your spine and improving your posture allows room for your abdominal muscles to contract, expand, and eliminate waste.
Promote Blood Circulation
Relieving pressure on your spine helps circulate oxygen, fluid, and nutrients throughout your body. Improved blood flow will flush out waste products, such as lactic acid, and boost your immune system. The fluids, nutrients, and oxygen will reach your brain and improve memory and focus.
You will sleep better at night. Tossing and turning can keep you awake all night if your body cannot find a comfortable resting position. Decompressing your spine and releasing the built-up pressure will allow your body to settle into sleeping postures that will help you sleep better.
For more on spinal decompression, visit Goldberg Wellness & Acupuncture Center at our office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Call (561) 624-5070 to book an appointment today.