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Spinal Decompression Treatment for Herniated Discs

Written By Rockwall Elite Healthcare on November 18, 2019

spinal decompressionA slipped disc is notoriously painful.

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of suffering from a herniated disc, you know how bad the pain can get. 

Even the strongest pain killers in the world are often no match for herniated disc pain. This is because herniated discs involve direct compression of the nerves. 

However, there are treatment options available. Chiropractors are experts at treating back pain originating from all types of sources, including herniated discs. Chiropractic care offers a less invasive alternative to pain killers or surgery. Best of all, it works to address the underlying problem instead of just dulling the pain. 

How Spinal Decompression Helps With Herniated Discs

One of the main methods that chiropractors use to treat herniated discs is spinal decompression. 

To understand how spinal decompression works, first, it is necessary to understand what happens when someone herniates a disc. The spinal column is made up of many small bones called vertebrae, that stack on top of one another. These bones are hollow in the middle to allow the spinal cord to pass through, so in effect, the spinal column wraps around the spinal cord. 

Vertebral discs are small sacks of fluid that act as cushions in between each small bone in the spinal column. Because of their position in the spinal column, vertebral discs are always under pressure, so a trauma, poor posture, or any number of other factors can cause one of these protective discs to slip out of its place and press directly on the nerves.

Spinal decompression therapy helps to relieve the constant pressure on the discs. It uses strategic stretching and positioning of the body into postures that relieve the pressure from the discs, allowing them to replenish their size, fluid, nutrient stores, and hopefully, slip back into place

Spinal Decompression for Herniated Disc Pain in Rockwall

Spinal decompression is an effective treatment for herniated discs. It addresses the underlying problem and has been proven to relieve pain.

If you’re interested in spinal decompression therapy in Rockwall, contact us today at (972) 961-0673 to schedule an appointment.


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