If you're like most people, you probably think of spinal decompression as a treatment for back pain. However, spinal decompression at Bernards Sports Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation in Bernardsville, NJ, also has other benefits, such as helping to improve blood circulation and treating disc conditions. This blog post will discuss spinal decompression, its benefits, and how it can help improve your overall health by treating various conditions.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a treatment used to relieve pressure on the spine. This treatment can be done with a machine or by hand. The device is called a spinal decompression table and has a motor that pulls on the spine. The table also has a padded surface that you lie on.
When you lie on the spinal decompression table, your chiropractor will adjust the settings to target the specific area of your spine that needs treatment. The table will then slowly stretch your spine. This traction helps to take the pressure off your spine's discs and nerves.
Spinal decompression is a painless treatment that takes about 30 minutes. Most people feel relief after the first treatment.
Conditions Treated Using Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression can be used to treat several conditions, such as:
1. Herniated Discs
A herniated disc is a condition where the disc between the vertebrae in your spine is ruptured. It results from the wear and tear of everyday life and can cause pain when the disc presses on a nerve. Spinal decompression can help relieve the disc's pressure and reduce pain.
2. Bulging Discs
A bulging disc is a condition where the disc between the vertebrae in your spine is swollen. This can happen due to an injury or wear and tear over time. A bulging disc causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected area. Spinal decompression can help remove the pressure off the bulging disc and improve symptoms.
3. Back Pain
Back pain is a common condition caused by poor posture, lifting heavy objects, and being overweight. Your chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression as a treatment for back pain. This treatment can help remove the pressure off the spine and improve symptoms.
4. Neck Pain
Neck pain is a common condition caused by poor posture, repetitive motions, and injuries. Spinal decompression takes the pressure off the spine and can help reduce neck pain.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Chiropractor Today
If you are suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above, spinal decompression may be a treatment option for you. Our chiropractor at Bernards Sports Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation in Bernardsville, NJ, will create a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Contact our office today at (908) 221-1334 to schedule an appointment.