Spinal Decompression, La Verne, CA – Neck and back pain affect many. but spinal decompression may be just what the doctor ordered.
In fact, one study indicates that 90% of people over 30 years of age, suffer at least one episode of back pain? Even when the original issue is resolved, many continue to suffer chronic and constant symptoms. Do you suffer from neck or back pain?
If so, usually the causes for such pain are bulging discs, disc herniation, and/or spinal stenosis. What’s the difference you may ask?
Well, our spine is made of vertebral bones; and between the vertebrae, are soft cartilage discs for cushion. As we age, the discs may lose shape and begin to protrude beyond their proper position. This is known as a bulging discs. Similarly, a herniated disc is when the soft inner cartilage protrudes out of the disc, generally protruding farther, thus possibly irritating the nerve root and causing more pain. Spinal stenosis, on the other hand, is a narrowing of space within our spine, commonly caused by wear and tear due to osteoarthritis (disc degeneration).
You see, a lot of our back issues can be just due to time and gravity. Overtime, nature’s forces can add up, our spine can compress, and the consequences of low back pain, neck pain, and other problems may arise. To reverse such an effect, you essentially want to pull your spine back out, elongating it once again, and creating the space between the vertebrae you once had.
And guess what? There’s a safe way to do it. The non-invasive, cost-effective solution for lasting results is spinal decompression therapy. Nonsurgical, spinal decompression is safe, comfortable, and essentially painless. This form of treatment applies motorized traction to gently stretch out your spine.
Doing so, can:
1) Remove pressure off your spinal discs and subsequently allow for your bulging or herniated disks to retract.
2) Create more space for the nerves thus reducing pain.
3) Improve the flow of blood, water, oxygen, and nutrients to allow for and expedite healing.
4) Allow the spine to move against gravity and further treat neck and back pain and problems.
5) Improve your overall posture and alignment and therefore permit overall healing and well being.
The benefits of spinal decompression are many and we can’t recommend it enough. Therefore, if you are struggling with any pain, please call our office. And note, although spinal decompression therapy is cost-effective, we do offer payment options via Care Credit and do accept most private insurances.
Now, some of you have asked what kind of exercises you can do to decompress your spine at home? Well, we’d like to first say before you partake in any such exercises, please see us to make sure that it is safe to proceed with such exercises at home. And if so, here are three you can try:
1) Overhead stretches) While standing upright with your arms extended straight up overhead (fingers interlaced), reach towards the ceiling, holding the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Try doing this 4 to 5 times a day.
2) Hang from a bar) Using a pull-up or playground bar, reach up and hold onto the bar, allowing for your weight to hang below. Try holding this for 20 to 30 seconds, 2 to 3 times a day.
3) Standing kitchen sink stretch) Find a sturdy surface, such as a sink, and hold onto it while slowly leaning back and straightening your elbows. Ideally, imagine as if someone is pulling you back at your hips, while your feet are in front and you are holding onto the surface. Again, try holding for 20 to 30 seconds, 2 to 3 times a day.
There you have it. Hope these help and don’t forget to call our office to book your appointment.