When you have back, lower back, or neck pain, it may relate to an injury to your spine. Our Malvern chiropractor, Dr. Sean Manel, offers the tools to help address the discomfort by treating the root cause of your pain. In some cases, our health care team may recommend spinal decompression therapy as a natural strategy to help with your pain.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy? Explained by Our Malvern, PA Chiropractor
Spinal decompression is a traction therapy that reduces pressure or compression on your nerves or the structures in your spine. It may also be called non-surgical decompression therapy. The process uses proper chiropractic techniques and motorized tools to address physical pain and stretch your spine to reduce pressure on you nerves.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
At Sharp Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor offer decompression therapy based on your situation and needs. In most cases, spinal decompression therapy uses a traction table or a motorized tool to alleviate pressure on a specific area of your spine. It may use a computer to ensure precision and accuracy when addressing the pressure on your nerves.
During an initial evaluation, our chiropractor identifies the location of an injury to your back or the cause of your pain. We then recommend an appropriate treatment process, which may include spinal decompression therapy. We use proper diagnostic tools followed by a computerized and motorized traction system that allows us to precisely address the herniated disc, injuries to your back or pressure on your nerves.
The therapy works through gentle traction, movements and adjustments that allow your spine to function properly. We focus on two primary goals: creating a negative intradiscal pressure or creating a lower amount of pressure on the disc of your spine. In the former situation, it causes a retraction to reposition the bulging area of a bulging or herniated disc. In the second situation, the lower pressure encourages your body to send nutrients to the area for better healing responses.
Throughout the therapy, you lay comfortably on a table. Our chiropractor uses a traction tool, or a motorized device, to create appropriate negative pressure to reposition the bulging disc or to address the pressure directly to the area by reducing the amount for better healing in the area. The traction tool works accurately because we input your specific information into the computer system to ensure precise results.
What Does Spinal Decompression Treat?
Spinal decompression therapy treats a variety of injuries to your back, neck and spine. It is commonly used for herniated discs, which refers to a bulge in the discs between the vertebrae of your spine. Other injuries our chiropractor may treat with decompression therapy include:
- Sciatica, or a pinched nerve in your lower back
- Pinched nerves in your back and neck from injuries
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal joints that are worn from normal lifestyle activities
- General back pain
- General neck pain
- Herniated and bulging discs
The therapy helps with discomfort and pain in your back, neck and spine. We recognize that a variety of injuries may contribute to your pain, so we develop a personalized plan after evaluating your situation.
How Does the Treatment Help the Surrounding Communities of Malvern, Exton, Frazer, Downingtown, and West Chester, PA?
The treatment helps with your discomfort by addressing the underlying causes of the problems. When your body is injured in an accident or you have discomfort from normal lifestyle activities, you want to treat the cause of your pain. At our clinic, our chiropractor identifies the cause and then treat the problem by addressing the specific injury.
By improving the alignment of your spine, addressing problems with posture and reducing the pressure from a herniated or bulging disc, we encourage natural healing and pain relief. Our team focuses on your situation and we develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs.
Treating back pain or neck pain starts with identifying the reasons for your discomfort. At our clinic, our chiropractor offers spinal decompression therapy as part of a long-term treatment plan. We offer treatment to residents of Malvern, PA and the surrounding areas of Exton, Frazor, Downingtown and West Chester. Our treatments focus on your individual needs and we evaluate your situation before recommending a treatment strategy. To learn more about our treatment process or to set up an appointment, call (610) 889-9244 to contact us today.