Spinal Decompression in Van Nuys
Back pain can be caused from any number of sources, but misalignment of the spine and disc injuries are two of the more common causes. Spinal decompression therapy, a non-invasive technique, can be beneficial to help relieve back pain and heal injuries and is a service we offer here at Skyline Health Group Inc. Below, let's take a closer look at spinal decompression therapy and learn how it may help.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is a motorized traction device that works to elongate and stretch the spine. By stretching the spine, a chiropractor can ensure that individual vertebra fall into place correctly, restoring alignment and balance to the body. Spinal decompression helps to relieve stress on the discs, found in between each vertebra, which can help disc injuries properly heal without the added pressure of a misaligned spine.
What Conditions Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help?
One of the most common injuries spinal decompression therapy can help with is a herniated or bulging disc injury. In the spine, there are several disc structures that are located in between each vertebra. These discs act as a cushioning device for your back, absorbing impact with each movement. The discs are donut shaped and filled with a semi-solid liquid. Sometimes, through injury or age, the wall of the disc is ruptured and the liquid escapes. When this happens, impacts on the spine are no longer cushioned. Spinal decompression therapy can help relieve some of that pressure, thus reducing back pain. By reducing the pressure on the discs, each ruptured disc has time to properly heal.
What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression?
Probably the biggest benefit to spinal decompression therapy is that it is a non-invasive solution to treat back pain. Too often, surgery is the first solution doctors have to help cure a condition or injury. Spinal decompression is a therapy that can be performed in the comfort our chiropractor's office. Many people report successful results in treating back pain with the use of this therapy. Additionally, spinal decompression can be paired with many other chiropractic techniques, such as corrective exercises and manual manipulation, to help reduce and eventually eliminate back pain.