Back pain can be disruptive and even debilitating. If you suffer from chronic pain, your symptoms could interfere with many aspects of your day-to-day life. Spinal decompression therapy is a highly effective treatment that can provide lasting pain relief. At United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario, CA, we use spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, and other treatments to help our patients manage pain.
What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression uses manual adjustments or motorized traction to stretch the spine. As the spine stretches, the position of the spine changes, which takes the pressure off of the discs in the spine. It's a highly effective and non-invasive treatment that can deliver lasting pain relief.
It's usually done on a special table that's designed for this treatment. During treatment, patients lie on the table and are strapped in so that they will stay in place. Once the patient is in place, the chiropractor gently moves the table to stretch the spine.
What Spinal Decompression Treats
In addition to being an effective treatment for chronic pain, spinal decompression therapy can treat a wide range of issues. It can even be used as an alternative to surgery. Some of the issues that spinal decompression can be used to treat include:
- Neck pain
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Muscle spasms
- Lower back pain
Typically, spinal decompression is used alongside other treatments as part of a chiropractic care plan. Other treatments, including spinal adjustments and massage therapy, can be used to treat symptoms and promote healing. Your chiropractor may also recommend corrective stretches and exercise.
Do You Need Spinal Decompression?
Many conditions can put pressure on the spinal cord, which can cause a variety of symptoms. If you're experiencing these symptoms, you may not realize that they're being caused by a decompressed spine. It's easy to ignore your symptoms when they aren't severe and many symptoms can easily be mistaken for general stiffness or soreness. You may benefit from spinal decompression if you've been experiencing symptoms like:
- Lower back pain
- Neck or upper back pain
- Radiating pain down the legs
- Spinal numbness
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness or tingling near the spine
Make an Appointment for Spinal Decompression Therapy in Ontario, CA
Whether you're dealing with lower back pain, leg pain, or other chronic symptoms, United Chiropractic Health Center can help. Spinal decompression, spinal adjustments, and other treatments can provide lasting relief. Call our team today at (909) 984-2765 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.