Who Needs Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

Each of our amazingly complex bodies is comprised of countless interwoven and co-dependent parts. Least among these parts is the literal nerve center of the body, the spine. Our spines’ shape and structure (which affords us the ability to walk upright) is one of the most profound traits that sets us apart from our great ape (or hominid) ancestors. And while walking upright propelled modern humans well ahead of their then-contemporary cousins, this unique trait can cause intense and possibly debilitating pressure on the nerves and protective cushioning in our spines, called discs. When these nerves and discs receive an overabundance of pressure from day-to-day activities or a  traumatic event, severe pain can radiate from the spine. The type of pain may vary from sufferer to sufferer; each of Leader Heights’ chiropractors is well-trained in identifying and suggesting treatment for types of pain generating from the spine, shoulder, neck, and lower back, and will be able to recommend types of treatment for your specific spinal condition.


What is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?

There are a myriad of reasons patients seek nonsurgical spinal decompression treatment. For some, the thought of surgical invasiveness may outweigh the benefits of the surgery’s outcome. Our nonsurgical spinal decompression involves a much more comfortable experience; patients lie fully-clothed and flat on a comfortable, specially-designed table, with a supporting harness attached at the hips. Once the patient is horizontal, the top portion of the table remains in a fixed position while the bottom portion gently slides back and forth to provide traction and relaxation. Over time, this process allows the injured discs to heal by relieving them of spinal pressure and allowing discs to reabsorb water and nutrients. This seemingly simple procedure has the potential to provide short- and long-term relief, Nonsurgical spinal decompression may not be right for each pain, neck, and hip pain patient. However, many conditions’ symptoms may benefit from treatment. If you’re contemplating seeking treatment for your back pain, consider these concepts and questions:

  • Does you back pain or neck pain cause tingling that radiates down your leg?
  • Has your back pain persisted for weeks or months with no sign of relief?
  • Have you experienced a physically traumatic event?
  • Your pain could be caused from bulging and deteriorating discs.

If any of these questions or considerations sound familiar to your symptoms, contact Leader Heights SJN Associates to schedule your consultation today. Still have questions? Read on to learn more about nonsurgical spinal decompression or another of our chiropractic adjustment services may be right for you!