Decompression Treatment Provided by a Los Angeles Chiropractor
So much time of your daily life puts strain on your back. Oftentimes, you use your back to lift, even though you shouldn't. Not to mention, many conditions like degenerative disc disease and arthritis cause back pain and discomfort. Our chiropractor at Rest and Relax Bodyworks, serving Los Angeles and the surrounding area, uses decompression therapy to provide relief from the back or neck pains that you may have.
Definition of Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression is a therapy used by chiropractors to reduce pressure on the discs in between the vertebrae. It allows nutrients to reach the area more optimally, which speeds up the healing process of injured discs due to the increase in vitamins and minerals. Spinal decompression is typically thought of as a surgical procedure to decrease pressure on the spinal discs, but a chiropractor uses a noninvasive method.
What to Expect During a Procedure
During a spinal decompression therapy treatment, our Los Angeles chiropractor provides you with neck pain relief and back pain relief. At our chiropractic clinic, you're placed on a traction table that consists of pulleys, slings and ropes powered by a motor. This device will pull your spine gently in order to relieve pressure on the discs. The main goal of decompression therapy performed at our Los Angeles chiropractic clinic is to elongate the spine to relieve pressure on the discs as well as to realign the bones and discs on the spine.
You can expect the treatment to last about 15 minutes. You'll require a few treatments each week. And depending on your condition, you might need several weeks’ worth of treatment. We'll discuss with you how many spinal decompression therapy treatments you'll need for back pain relief or neck pain relief.
Conditions We Treat Using Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression provided by our Los Angeles chiropractic clinic effectively relieves back pain or neck pain. When we use the therapy, not only does it relieve pressure on the discs, but it also has the possibility to reduce irritation on the nearby nerves. Our chiropractor uses spinal decompression therapy to treat conditions like a herniated disc, a bulging disc, sciatica or degenerative disc disease. A herniated disc is an injury to a spinal disc that occurs when the inside of the disc begins to seep out of the center of the disc. When this occurs, the contents of the disc may stress the nerves near the disc. The condition has the potential to cause pain, weakness or numbness. In some cases, you won't experience any symptoms. A bulging disc usually occurs due to age as the shell of the disc weakens. As the outer portion of the disc weakens, the contents pushes up against the walls of the disc and causes it to bulge. Degenerative disc disease is a condition that causes the discs to change due to age.
To receive assistance with your back pain or neck pain using decompression therapy provided by our Los Angeles chiropractic clinic, Rest and Relax Bodyworks, contact us today at 310-479- 1234 to schedule an appointment.