Do you suffer from chronic neck or lower back pain? Numbness/tingling shooting down your arms or legs? If you've ever been under severe pressures of one sort or another, you know how badly those pressures can impact your productivity and your quality of life. But did you know that pressure on the spinal joints, discs, and nerve roots can have a similarly devastating effect on your body's ability to function?
Fortunately, our skilled team at Mount Pleasant Neck and Back can straighten you out using advanced, non-surgical spinal decompression.
How Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Works
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which, in turn, relieves pressure from the nerve. Spinal Decompression can create a negative pressure within the disc causing a "vacuum effect," literally sucking the bulging or herniated discs back within the spinal column and away from nerve tissue to relieve your symptoms, like back pain or numbness and tingling.
At the same time, it pulls water and nutrients into damaged or dehydrated discs so they can heal fully and cushion your spine correctly. During a decompression session, we use a state-of-the-art computerized treatment table to provide the tiny amounts of distraction force necessary. You will lie on this table and we'll gently stretch the spine (pain free!).
Common Conditions Treated By Spinal Decompression
In addition to treating disc issues, spinal decompression can prove highly effective in the treatment of various conditions and injuries, including:
• Low Back Pain
• Herniated Disc (also known as “Slipped Disc” and “Ruptured Disc”)/ Bulging Disc
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Neck Pain
• Spinal Stenosis
• Facet Joint Conditions
• And more
Spinal Decompression for Nerve Pain and Other Problems
Your spinal column is a dynamic, highly flexible structure that is also tasked with supporting your entire musculoskeletal system against the force of gravity. Its numerous articulated joints, vertebrae and vertebral discs must all work together in proper alignment -- and when anything happens to disturb this balance, the entire body can suffer the consequences.
One common problem involves changes in the discs that cushion the vertebrae. A violent injury or chronic imbalance can cause a disc to rupture, allowing its inner contents to stick out and press on sensitive nerve roots. Or one part of the disc may simply shift out of its normal position to cause the same effect.
Pinched nerve roots can refer pain, numbness, tingling or "electric shock" sensations throughout the body, while also causing agonizing localized pain the neck or back. Disc problems in the lower spine may cause sciatica, while disc problems higher up can cause pain, weakness, or loss of sensation in the hands, arms, shoulders or neck.
Degenerative health conditions, like "degenerative disc disease," can also cause serious spinal compression and nerve impingement. Bony growths can push against the spinal cord, a condition known as stenosis. The discs may lose hydration, flatten, and start to bulge outward, causing both nerve impingement and stress on the facet joints that articulate the spine.
Contact Mount Pleasant Neck and Back today to schedule a consultation for spinal decompression Therapy in Mt. Pleasant, SC!