If you’re suffering from a herniated disc in your lower back or your neck, bulging or protruded discs, facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, or leg or arm numbness or pain, then a Nashville chiropractor would like to discuss spinal decompression therapy with you. If chronic pain, numbness, or cramping in the extremities are left untreated, the pain might worsen, and this could cause a reduction in your quality of life.
What are some of the most common symptoms which might be alleviated using spinal decompression therapy?
- Neck spinal stenosis – You might experience tingling or numbness in your hand or arm if there’s a compressed nerve in the uppermost section of your spine. It’s possible in extreme cases that you could lose bowel movement and bladder control. You might also experience hand or arm muscle weakness because of a severe neck nerve compression.
- Lower back spinal stenosis – Compressed nerves in the lower back may cause tingling down the leg and in in your buttock, as well as tingling and numbness in your foot.
- This non-surgical traction therapy has been found to be quite successful to relieve the pain associated with degenerative spinal discs and spinal disc herniation – A Nashville chiropractor will do a physical exam to determine a course of action. A combination of spinal decompression therapy, therapeutic exercise, and utilization of ice and heat can be effective in pain relief.
Medical studies have documented (using MRI) disc herniation reduction up to 90 percent in 3/4 of the cases studied. Another study reported that 50 to 89 percent of ruptured disc patients’ studies achieved good to excellent improvement after using spinal decompression therapy. A Nashville chiropractor offers patients the DRX9000 system for nonsurgical spinal decompression. Its servo-motion system constantly gathers data (2000 times per second) and continually feeds the information back into the computer. This method avoids any therapy variations to make sure that you are receiving a correct spinal decompression treatment.
Find out if spinal decompression therapy is the right choice for you. Contact a Nashville chiropractor today.