An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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There are millions of Americans suffering from issues like neck and back pain, herniated discs, and various musculoskeletal problems. In many cases, spinal decompression, a chiropractic care technique, can help alleviate pain, improve recovery times, and even help prevent future spinal issues. Here is more information about what spinal decompression actually is, what to expect from treatment, and how people in Atlanta can benefit from this type of chiropractic care.
The Basics Of Spinal Decompression
After a thorough assessment of your pain, range of motion, and history, Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta will determine if spinal decompression is right for you. While using this technique, a trained chiropractor or therapist will gently stretch your spine with a spinal flexion table. Through the use of this chiropractic table, you can reduce pressure of your spinal nerves and improve blood flow to the various parts of your vetribrae. This technique essentially produces space and mobility between your spinal joints and with the intent of helping you reduce your pain.
What Should You Use Spinal Decompression For?
There are a variety of conditions that are well suited for spinal decompression. Back pain, sciatica, herniated or bulging disc, injured spinal cord nerve roots, degenerative disc disease, and worn down spinal joins are usually the most common symptoms that lead to people to choose spinal decompression treatments. For whiplash sufferers, spinal decompression is often a first-line treatment and is highly preferable to pain-killers and other highly invasive surgical treatments.
In many cases, you may be experiencing health issues that you don’t even know are related to spinal dysfunction, which is why a thorough health assessment is essential.
What To Expect During Treatment
The standard treatment for spinal decompression lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. However, multiple treatments may be necessary for you to see the best results. Not only is spinal decompression highly effective, but it’s a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t involve any pain-killers. Given the current crisis with pain-killers in the United States, people are increasingly turning to chiropractic therapies like spinal decompression to naturally heal painful conditions without the risks seen with complicated surgeries.
After the treatment, you can simply go about your normal daily life and won’t have to deal with any side effects. Quite often spinal decompression will be paired with other therapies to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Craig A. Senft and his team have years of experience providing patients with spinal decompression therapy, and have seen excellent results with helping patients manage pain and reduce their symptoms. Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta is a full service chiropractic care office. If you want to make an appointment or learn more about spinal decompression therapy, then call us at 404-633-6787 or visit our office at 2987 Clairmont Rd, Suite 105, Atlanta, GA 30329.