Suffering from chronic back pain? The team at Purdy Chiropractic in Washington and Rochester, MI, offers spinal decompression and other effective chiropractic techniques to help achieve lasting relief.
Understanding Spinal Decompression and Its Role in Chiropractic Care
Chronic back pain plagues many Americans, and it often seems hopeless to be set free from it. The good news is that this is not the case. Spinal decompression – especially when combined with other treatments – is a very effective method for getting rid of the pain. In this guide, the team at Purdy Chiropractic in Washington and Rochester, MI, explains how.
What Causes Chronic Back Pain?
Back pain is typically the result of an injury or ongoing and unhealthy spinal habits. For example, a spinal misalignment can either be the result of an event like an auto accident or due to daily habits like poor posture.
In either case, if the misalignment isn’t addressed, various issues can occur. It can put so much pressure on a disc that it tears and spills out onto a nerve. It can also make the surrounding muscles work harder to keep your spine in place, leading to a great deal of strain and tension. Such issues are just a couple of examples of those that can worsen and compound, leading to chronic back pain.
How Spinal Decompression Therapy Helps
Spinal decompression is a method that can undo this damage. You lie on a table strapped to a harness. The table moves slowly, providing a gentle yet thorough stretch. As this stretching occurs, various things take place.
- The muscles are stretched, relieving the tension.
- The pressure is removed from the herniated disc and any compressed nerves.
- Blood, oxygen, and healing nutrients are pulled to the spine. This helps “plump up” the discs and speeds up recovery.
This results in natural pain relief and healing. It’s often combined with other methods, such as adjustments and therapeutic exercise to ensure lasting results and prevent the pain from returning.
You don’t have to live with chronic back pain. Our team at Purdy Chiropractic is here to provide you with the most effective techniques to ensure you attain the relief you desire. Schedule your spinal decompression appointment by calling our Washington office at (248) 650-6100 or our Rochester office at (586) 752-7205.