Back pain is one of the most common issues that people of all ages suffer from. We learn to take preventative measures to hopefully avoid these issues, but genetics, accidents, prolonged sitting and poor movement and lifting techniques can cause a person to injure their legs, shoulders, neck, and most commonly their back.
Back pain can vary from a slight nuisance to a debilitating problem. And prolonging treatment will further complicate a person’s back and neck discomfort.
That’s why it’s so important to see a Chiropractor prior to, or just after acquiring any degree of strain associated with the neck or back. Consistent, professional treatment and rehabilitation will help relieve, diminish and possibly eliminate the common issues people acquire from injury or any other source that causes pain.
Treating Back Pain
One of the source treatments for this is Spinal Decompression Therapy. Spinal Decompression, (the relief of pressure on the spinal column) may be used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, and spinal stenosis.
Simply put, Spinal Decompression is a method used by a highly trained chiropractor or professional to extend and stretch the spine to help heal the spine, vertebra and soft spinal discs in between vertebra (these soft disks are essentially “shock absorbers” that protect the spine and vertebra).
The chiropractor will position a patient on a traction table and apply a varying level of specific pressure, intensity and force to targeted areas. This helps increase blood flow and nutrients back into affected vertebrae discs, allowing the body’s response to heal and re-hydrate vertebrae discs.