Spinal decompression therapy at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine is a safe treatment for back pain caused by a herniated disc or compression of the spinal nerve. Dr. Ryan C. Weber is our chiropractor in Carrollton, GA. Dr. Weber is trained and certified in performing the advanced, FDA-approved technique, which helps alleviate pain and restore function. Chiropractic care is sometimes combined with decompression therapy to further reduce the risk of back surgery.
What is Spinal Decompression?
The non-surgical and drug-free treatment involves using traction motion to relieve pressure on the disc, nerve, and other spinal structures. Traction therapy pulls and gradually stretches the spine. This, in turn, increases the space between the vertebrae where the disc sits. At this point, a bulging or slipped disc can pull back into place and heal. The treatment also moves the disc away from the nerve, thereby, alleviating pain caused by irritation or inflammation.
Conditions Treated with Decompression Therapy
Decompressing the spine helps correct certain conditions that put or result from pressure on the spinal nerve. For example, tissue from a herniated disc can press on the nerve root and trigger pain. Sciatica can also develop if the disc tissue irritates the sciatic nerve. Nerve compression even happens from a dislocated or misaligned spinal joint, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, spinal arthritis, and degenerative disc disease. These conditions can bring about neck pain, lower back pain, or leg pain depending on the location of the compression. However, the cervical and lumbar spine are more commonly affected.
Treat Back Pain with Chiropractic Decompression Therapy in Carrollton, GA
Our chiropractor can help treat back pain caused by any of the above conditions using spinal decompression. A traction unit or table is used to perform the treatment which works by gently pulling the upper or lower back spine. Often, the result is less pain, increased mobility, and improved nerve function. Decompression therapy also alleviates sciatica symptoms by taking pressure off the sciatic nerve or the nerve root.
After several treatment sessions over several weeks, patients may notice their symptoms reduced or eliminated. Decompression therapy can also be combined with spinal adjustments to enhance the results. We may even add other pain-relief and healing therapies to your personalized wellness plan to boost overall health.
Our Experienced Chiropractor Has Your Back
Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine cares about improving spine health and helping you to maintain an active lifestyle without pain. We achieve this through natural solutions that treat and prevent pain from injuries and spinal aging. Our clients come from Carrollton GA, neighboring cities, and further away. Give your back a break by calling 770-214-9146 to schedule a consultation.