When considering spinal decompression, Baton Rouge residents have two options – visit a surgeon or visit a chiropractor. Long-lasting back pain can be relieved through spinal decompression techniques, but people often try to stay away from spinal surgery. Such surgery is always performed by professionals but even so there are risks with any invasive procedure around the spine.
Chiropractic spinal decompression is non invasive and does not carry the same risks as spinal surgery, but does present the same benefits, including a reduction in pain and a more functional back.
What is spinal decompression?
Due to your lifestyle, injuries, poor posture, age, or a range of other reasons – even including gravity – your spine will suffer from compression. Between the bones of your spine are gel-like cushions of soft tissue that protect the bones of your spine from rubbing together. When something goes wrong, they don’t do their job properly, and back pain can be caused.
This isn’t necessarily due to bones rubbing together. Because the spine contains nerves that run from the brain to the whole body, if something is out of line in your spine, one or more of these nerves can be compressed causing pain in the back and other areas.
Sciatica is just one example of such a condition. You may feel pain in your feet or weakness in your legs that is caused by a spinal disc causing pressure on the root of a nerve in your lower back. By decompressing the spine, the pressure is relieved.
Spinal decompression can treat many conditions that cause pain, including bulging discs. The decompression may allow a misaligned disc to return to its original natural location, helping to improve your condition.
Spinal Decompression Baton Rouge
Spinal decompression as performed by a chiropractor is achieved by use of traction to gently stretch the spine. This changes the position of the spine and relieves the forces affecting it, causing compressed nerves to be released and discs to move more easily back to where they should be.
It also promotes the movement of internal bodily fluids around the spinal area, which can aid with healing and pain relief. Note that spinal decompression is individual to every person, as every person has a unique spine.
The chiropractor will examine you first to determine the best course of treatment for your back. Other treatments, such as ultrasound therapy, may be recommended in addition to or in place of spinal decompression.
The Spinal Decompression Baton Rouge Needs
Pain reduction and healing is our priority for you, and we’ll always put your needs first. Spinal decompression is a straightforward procedure when performed by a qualified chiropractor, and we want you to feel comfortable at all stages of your treatment.
We care for you and want to help you get your body into a pain-free conditions, and so we’ll work with you towards your own individual health and wellness goals.
To find out more about how we can help with spinal decompression, call (225) 766-2952 today.