Taking a Load Off Your Back
The body takes a beating from gravity alone. Every second of every day, gravity is pulling, tugging, and dragging the body down. However, when we are young and full of energy, fast internal repair systems and similar, we don’t feel it. We have energy, strength, and quick recovery. However, as we age, the toll of living, work, aging and similar combine, and gravity continues to exert its pressure. That starts to be felt as the spine begins to have problems, especially when augmented by lifestyle choices, weight and chronic manual work. At Back on Track Chiropractic, our chiropractor near you in Birmingham, AL, also serving Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills, is here to help.
Back Problems from Wear and Tear
You don’t have to be a construction worker to suffer back problems over time. Office workers not watching their posture, mothers with young children, and those with health issues affecting bone density and similar all can be in the same basket. The spine does a wonderful job when it works, but when the cushions between the vertebrae begin to suffer, we feel it in pain and loss of mobility or flexibility. Fortunately, spinal decompression can help as a treatment.
An Anti-Gravity Approach
During spinal decompression, a patient is positioned with a specialized table that allows a chiropractor or specialist to reduce pressure on the spine. This produces a couple of benefits right away:
- It improves circulation to the immediate area that is injured
- It alleviates pain produced by pressure and misaligned vertebrae, joint pain or injured discs cushioning the spine
- Allows for a better flow of resources inside the body to enhance healing of the area
Spinal decompression does not magically make an injury go away, but it does allow the body to do its job better versus fighting off recurring damage in the same place.
The treatment can be applied to neck and spine injuries, it can help with nerve problems along the spine, it has a direct impact on disc concerns such as bulging or herniated disc damage, and it can help joints as well. Of course, not everyone is a good fit for the spinal decompression. Pregnant, expecting mothers, and those with bone implants or existing fractures shouldn’t be treated with spinal decompression. Additionally, patients suffering from osteoporosis should avoid this treatment.
Spinal decompression is non-invasive and tends to be applied in a series of scheduled treatments. There is no need for any preparation. A patient is simply placed on the equipment table, secured in place, and a harness keeps a person from falling or moving. The process is then automated and controlled by our chiropractor.
Birmingham, AL, Help for Spine Pain
If you're suffering from back pain or joint pain, our office at Back on Track Chiropractic offers spinal decompression as well as other joint pain treatment to help. Call us to schedule an initial chiropractic appointment. Don't suffer in pain alone!