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If you've sustained a spinal injury or developed a degenerative spinal condition, you could quite literally find yourself in a pinch -- in the form of pinched nerve tissue. Vertebral discs and other spinal components can press against the spinal cord or its major nerve roots, causing all kinds of uncomfortable symptoms. Luckily, however, you most likely don't need surgery to relieve these issues -- especially when you have access to spinal decompression therapy from our Lithonia chiropractor at Full Body Rejuvenation Center.
To understand the benefits of spinal decompression therapy, you must first understand how nerve impingement causes problems in the body. Whenever a longstanding spinal condition or acute injury allows spinal structures to press against the nerve tissue in the spinal column, it disrupts nerve signals, just as squeezing a hose stops the normal flow of water through that hose.
This can cause different parts of the body to experience strange sensations ranging from sharp pains to numbness or tingling. It can also affect your brain's ability to control the muscles controlled by those nerve pathways. One common example is sciatica, in which compression of the sciatic nerve roots (in the lower back) creates neurological problems in the legs. Similar symptoms can occur in the arms, a condition called cervical radiculopathy. Spinal compression may be caused by:
Age-related spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and other degenerative conditions may trigger or aggravate spinal compression symptoms.
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive alternative to the traditional method of removing or fusing components to relieve neurological symptoms. Our Lithonia chiropractor, Dr. Smith, uses a special computerized treatment table to take the pressure off your nerve tissue safely and painlessly. As the table administers flexion distraction force to the spine, the spaces between the vertebrae widen very slightly. This pulls bulging or herniated discs back into place so they're no longer pressing against nerves.
Spinal decompression therapy is highly effective for the treatment of sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, vertebral joint pain, and related conditions. Depending on your specific needs, we may prescribe it as part of a holistic treatment plan that also includes chiropractic adjustment, physiotherapy, and therapeutic exercises.
Could non-surgical neck or back decompression be the answer to your pain, weakness, and other symptoms? The only way to know for sure is to call Full Body Rejuvenation Center at 770-733-1381 for an evaluation!