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Spinal Decompression at
Miami Valley Spine and Injury Chiropractic

Spine modelThe vertebrae (bones) of your spine are separated by pieces of cartilage known as discs. These hold your spine together and act as shock absorbers for your back. Over time, things like gravity, trauma, and even poor posture can cause the discs to flatten.

This can eventually lead to bulging discs, herniated discs, or degenerated discs. Damaged or misplaced discs can reduce mobility and cause pain as spinal nerves are compressed or pressure is added to the spinal cord.

The only non-surgical way to heal a bulging or herniated disc is through spinal decompression. Spinal decompression works to pull the disc back in place and relieve the pinched nerve in your back. While surgery generally cuts off the part of the disc that is affecting the nerve (discectomy), spinal decompression therapy uses negative pressure to draw the disc back from the nerve. We see excellent results with spinal decompression at Miami Valley Spine and Injury Chiropractic.

Conditions Spinal Decompression Can Help With

Patients with the following often get great results from this therapy:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc
  • Facet syndrome
  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • Post-surgical issues
  • Spinal stenosis

If you suffer from any of these, standard chiropractic therapy might not be enough. Decompression therapy is less expensive and more effective than surgery.

How Spinal Decompression Works

The purpose of decompression is to create a vacuum effect that essentially reverses the forces that caused the disc to go out of place. During the process, we cycle the affected area through distraction and relaxation phases, while maintaining proper positioning to isolate the problematic disc. This causes two things to happen:

First, it draws the misplaced disc back into its proper place. Second, it increases blood flow in that area, activating a healing response that helps it recover. Through spinal decompression therapy, the large majority of patients experience a notable decrease in pain. Depending on the condition of the affected disc, a complete recovery is possible.

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The faster you take care of a misplaced disc, the higher your chances are of preventing permanent damage. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Spinal Decompression Beavercreek OH | (937) 426-0777