Can Newport Beach Chiropractor Help With Spinal Decompression Therapy??
Have you lost mobility and the ability to be comfortable in your body? Unfortunately, back pain can take a terrible toll on your lifestyle. Living with back pain can be a difficult experience. Not only does the pain make it difficult to do everyday activities, but it can also be incredibly frustrating trying to find a treatment that works. One treatment option that you may not have considered is decompression therapy. If you’ve found yourself asking “what is decompression therapy, and can it help me?” then you’ve come to the right place—read on to discover how our decompression therapy offered at Newport Center Family Chiropractic in Newport Beach may be able to help you.
What is spinal decompression therapy?
Decompression is a non-surgical treatment option for back pain that in many cases can provide offer significant pain relief. In decompression therapy, a machine is used to apply gentle pressure to the spine. This pressure helps to take pressure off of the discs in your spine, which can help to relieve pain.
The purpose of decompression therapy is to allow your spine to relax. So often, the spine is strained and stressed because of poor posture, injury, general wear and tear, or lifestyle. When the spine is strained, many conditions can occur as a result. This is because the spine begins to physically change—the soft, padded discs that provide a cushion between the spinal joints can become damaged. They may thin, slip out of place, or become inflamed. This can lead to significant nerve pain, which may feel like sharp and radiating pain (oftentimes called sciatica).
But this isn’t the only thing that can happen to the spine—the spine can also become damaged from regular life. Poor posture can cause the joints of the spine to become worn, or to pinch and inflame local nerves. In addition to causing sciatic pain, this can also cause other nervous system-related problems. The central nervous system is literally embedded in the spine as a collection of nerves, and the function of the nerves is disrupted when the structure of the spine is pushed out of its natural alignment.
What happens when my spine is misaligned or injured?
If your spine is misaligned or injured, the function of your central nervous system may be impaired. This is problematic because the central nervous system is responsible for just about everything that happens in your body. Many people don’t know why they suddenly start experiencing negative symptoms and conditions in their body, but the root cause can often be traced back to a problem in the spine that is disrupting the central nervous system.
What does the nervous system do?
The nervous system controls the function of every automatic and voluntary process in your body. The central nervous system, which is directly connected to your peripheral nervous system, is tied to the brain and spine. Together, the brain and spine can be thought of as the hub of information processing in the body. Anything wrong with the central nervous system (spine and brain) will end up creating a negative ripple effect on the function of the body.
What are the symptoms of spinal imbalance or misalignment in the spine?
If the spine is imbalanced or misaligned, you might feel a wide variety of negative symptoms or conditions. Automatic processes like digestion, cognitive function, and sleep can be impaired, as well as voluntary processes like mobility and movement.
If you have a spinal imbalance, spinal injury, or spinal misalignment, you can expect to experience conditions like back pain, neck pain, sciatica, mobility issues, numbness and tingling in the fingers, arms, toes, feet, and other extremities, digestive problems like acid reflux, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, GERD, and more.
How do I know if I have spinal misalignment or other spine imbalances?
If you’ve been experiencing conditions that don’t resolve on their own, there’s a strong chance that you may have spinal misalignment or other spine imbalances. How does a spine become misaligned or imbalanced? It can happen in many ways. Injuries are a common way that the spine becomes misaligned, for example, auto accidents often lead to whiplash, which is a common condition that can move joints in the neck. Slips and falls, or simple wear and tear over the years can also create degeneration in the spine, leading to misalignment and imbalance.
Can spinal decompression therapy help with back pain?
Decompression therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for back pain, sciatica, and other conditions that cause back pain. If you are looking for an alternative to surgery or medication, decompression therapy may be the right choice for you.
What makes decompression therapy unique is that it is gentle and non-invasive. If you’re experiencing back pain, stiffness, sciatic pain, or any kind of discomfort or condition that makes your back tender to the touch, decompression therapy can be an incredible intervention.
What happens during decompression therapy?
During decompression therapy, you will lie down on a comfortable bed and experience a gentle, therapeutic stretch to the spine. This is achieved by lightly securing pivotal parts of the body like the hips and ribcage to allow the spine and joints to relax. The decompression creates space between the spinal discs, which can help to decrease inflammation and improve circulation.
What are the benefits of increased circulation to the spine?
Decompression therapy can increase circulation to the spine, which can be a very effective way of promoting healing. Because the blood is full of oxygen and nutrients, by increasing circulation to the spine, areas that have been deprived of full capacity blood flow and fresh nutrients and oxygen can begin to be restored.
Decompression Therapy in Newport Beach, CA
If you’ve been experiencing back pain, stiffness, discomfort, and sciatica pain and you live in or near Newport Beach, CA, it’s time to reach out to Newport Center Family Chiropractic. At Newport Center Family Chiropractic in Newport Beach, CA, Dr. Mike Digrado helps to provide pain relief and improved wellness through decompression therapy. The best way to know if decompression therapy is right for you is to try it for yourself!
Call us today to get started on a comprehensive consultation that will determine if you can experience pain relief through decompression therapy. We look forward to speaking with you!