What Are Some Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Surgical Methods of Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression is a natural and effective way to alleviate pressure and stress on the spine, reduce discomfort, and improve much of your physiological functioning. Spinal decompression services are frequently sought by people who’ve recently been involved in impact events. These treatments are also popular among consumers who lead relatively sedentary lives, are subjected to repetitive motion activities at work, and regularly engage in heavy lifting among other things.

Whether dealing with painful, compressed nerves, tingling feelings in your extremities, or general stiffness and soreness, the right chiropractic therapies can definitely help. However, given that chiropractors are best-known for performing manual adjustments of the spine, many people have questions about these services that they want answered before pursuing chiropractic care. After all, the spine is both an important supporting structure, and the very channel by which all messages are relayed between the brain and the nerves. The idea of having sharp, forceful movements made across this structure often makes people feel uncomfortable.

The good news is that realignment and decompression of the spine is designed to be a safe, natural, and ultimately comfortable process. When performed correctly, each adjustment and other decompression technique is capable of facilitating widespread relief and numerous improvements in mobility. Following are a few questions that chiropractors are routinely asked about spinal decompression therapy along with their answers.

Ensuring The Comfort And Safety Of Patients Throughout The Decompression Process

All chiropractic patients are given individualized care that’s designed to meet their unique needs. If you choose to have your decompression therapy performed in an integrative chiropractic clinic, you’ll have the option of either receiving or not receiving manual adjustments. In fact, manual adjustments may not be a recommended part of your treatment at all depending upon the alignment of your spine, and the nature of your injury or condition. The best approaches for alleviating spinal stress often start with lengthening and stretching the entire spine.

Thus, if you’re wondering whether you’ll need to undergo a serious of uncomfortable adjustments, you should mention your concern to your chiropractor. When needed, manual adjustments always work best and are easiest to perform when patients are relaxed and entirely comfortable with these efforts. Some of the most popular decompression therapies include spinal massage and inversion. With inversion, patients lie on special tables that hold them securely in place as their bodies are slowly rotated into an inverted position. The greater the level of inversion; the more the spine can relax and stretch. This therapy encourages the natural movement of displaced or compressed discs so that the spine has the ability to realign and heal itself.

When massage is employed as a secondary or supplementary treatment, it helps relieve tension in surrounding, supporting muscles that have been overcompensating as the result of compression. After a single session, many people have less pain, greater range of movement, and more energy among other improvements.

One benefit to lengthening the spine is that it can help improve the ease and efficacy of all adjustment efforts. If spinal adjustments are a necessary part of your treatment, these will prove infinitely more effective once the spine and all surrounding muscles have been lengthened and relaxed. You may even have the option of having computer-assisted adjustments performed. These are done with the use of an advanced machine that delivers short, soft, and incredibly accurate amounts of pressure.

Computer-assisted adjustment can expedites your results. These therapies can also incorporate the use of inversion for greater ease of movement in displaced structures. Other patients wonder whether they’ll need to receive multiple treatments in order to gain the improvements they seek. It is usually necessary for patients to schedule approximately eight to ten visits, depending upon their level of compression, and the underlying causes of it.

One great way to hasten your return to well-being and health is by implementing the right life habits. Chiropractors frequently advise their patients to achieve and maintain balanced body weights. Few things contribute to spinal compression as much as carrying around excess body weight. Extra pounds constantly place unnecessary stress on the spine, and on the entire musculoskeletal system.

If you need help in establishing a safe and effective weight loss plan, an integrated chiropractic clinic can assist you. There are also people who wonder whether spinal decompression therapy can help them become less reliant upon prescribed pain medications. These services are often effective for alleviating both the primary and secondary discomforts that spinal compression causes.

The results of chiropractic therapy are gradual, but can be noticed and enjoyed all throughout treatment. In this way, chiropractic care can be an excellent alternative to medications that make people feel sluggish, tired, disoriented or otherwise out of sorts. If you have more questions about spinal decompression therapy or want to schedule a consultation appointment, we’re here to help. Call us today at 205-637-1363.

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