Spinal Decompression from a Chiropractor in Macon
If you have spinal stenosis or a narrowing of the spine, your chiropractor in Macon might recommend spinal decompression. This chiropractic technique is sometimes used to treat one or more nerve roots. Dr. Erthal of Erthal Chiropractic performs this procedure and can help you understand its benefits.
How Does Spinal Decompression Work?
Spinal decompression is an effective treatment for narrowing of the spine, particularly in the lumbar spine of the lower back. This area bears more weight than any other part of the spine.
If you have chronic back pain, you know just how much it can disrupt your daily routine. Your every thought is concentrated on relief. Some people find it with nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy. Here are the facts you need to decide if it's right for you.
What Is Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a chiropractic procedure that typically involves motorized traction to relieve pain and pressure on your spine. It gently stretches your spine, changing the force and position placed on the spine. This negative pressure alleviates the pressure on the spinal disks that cushion the bones in your spine. The aim is to contract bulging or herniated disks to remove the pressure on your nerves and other parts of the spine. Water, nutrients, and oxygen flow into the disks and kickstart your body's natural healing process.
Spinal decompression can treat:
- Back or neck pain
- Bulging discs
- Sciatica, weakness, tingling, and pain in your legs
- Degenerative disk disease
- Damaged nerve roots
- Worn joints in the spine
What's Spinal Decompression Like?
You keep your clothes on during the process. During spinal decompression, your chiropractor in Macon places a harness around your pelvic area and another one around your trunk. You will lie face up or face down, depending on the equipment used. The chiropractor operates a computer-controlled table and adjusts the treatment to accommodate your injury.
How Long Does It Last?
The treatment goes on for up to 45 minutes and some clients need up to 28 treatments of a seven-week period. Your treatment may be less extensive and finish sooner. Spinal decompression is often combined with other therapies, such as:
- Electrical stimulation
- Heat or cold therapy
Contact Us for Spinal Decompression Care Today
Erthal Chiropractic in Macon delivers a number of services to our clients, including spinal decompression. If you've been injured in a fall, auto accident or other activity and hurt your back, come see us first. Contact us with your chiropractic questions and concerns about pain or discomfort. You can call Erthal Chiropractic at 478-742-1858 to schedule an appointment today!