Controlling The Pain In Your Back

Constant Back Pain? See A Chiropractor For Spinal Decompression Treatment

If you have constant back pain, this can make daily living difficult. One thing you should try is to see a chiropractor who can do spinal decompression to help you with this problem. Below is more information about this to help you understand how it works. 

Spinal Decompression

Back pain is often caused by having extra pressure on discs in your back. Discs are important as they provide cushioning between the bones in your spine. When there is a problem with this you may have a variety of back problems which may be severe at times.  

Spinal decompression is a treatment that can help with this. This treatment is performed by a chiropractor. During the treatment, you lie on a table face down. The chiropractor connects you to a harness so you will not change positions while they are doing the spinal decompression. The harness will be tight but not tight enough to cause you a lot of pain. The chiropractor then moves the table in different directions to slowly stretch your spine. 

You will need to have more than one treatment to help with your back pain. How many treatments will depend on the type of back pain you are having and how severe it is. On your first visit, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan for you. The chiropractor may also work with your doctor and perform x-rays of your back to help them. 

Types of Back Problems Spinal Decompression Can Treat

Spinal decompression can treat bulging discs. You can have this problem if one of the cushions in your spine bulges out. This can cause severe pain in your lower back and make it difficult to stand up straight and walk. It can also help if you have a herniated disc, which is when one of the disks in your back pushes on a nerve. 

Spinal decompression can also treat degenerative discs. This is common with older people as over time the cushions in your spine wear out. Once this happens, you will start feeling pain in your lower and upper back, depending on where the cushion is located. 

You may have a pinched nerve in your back which happens when a back nerve gets compressed. This can cause you to feel pain in your back along with feeling a tingling sensation. Sciatica is another common back problem spinal decompression can treat. Sciatica is when you have damage to the sciatic nerve in your back. 

A chiropractor can give you much more information about spinal decompression therapy. Contact a company like Revival Chiropractic to learn more.