Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Do you suffer from nagging neck pain, debilitating back pain, or neurological malfunctions in your hand arm, leg, or foot? These problems are often caused by impingement of major nerves due to herniated discs, muscle spasms, and degenerative spinal issues. The good news is that you can put a stop to those annoying symptoms without having to submit your spine to major surgery. Here at Morris Rashtian Chiropractic Corp., we use a state-of-the-art traction table to provide non-invasive spinal decompression for our Beverly Hills, CA patients.
Causes and Effects of Disc Compression and Nerve Impingement
It doesn't take a major injury to wreak havoc on your spinal anatomy and nerve function, although a major event such as an auto accident can certainly push those components painfully out of alignment. In many cases, a spinal misalignment or postural problem, sometimes aggravated by obesity, can add stress to your vertebral discs and joints until they begin to shift out of position, pressing against nerve roots in the process. Natural degenerative changes, such as bulging discs, can cause nerve impingement while also producing inflammation and pain in the vertebral facet joints. These painful problems can cause muscles to tighten up and go into spasm.
Any or all of these problems can leave you with a variety of crippling symptoms. Facet joint inflammation and/or muscle spasms can create ongoing or recurring neck/back pain. Compression of a cervical nerve root in the neck, for instance, can make your arm or hand feel painful, numb, tingly, or weak, a syndrome known as cervical radiculopathy. Compression of the sciatic nerve roots at the base of the spine can lead to the same symptoms in a lower extremity, a common complaint called sciatica.
How Our Spinal Decompression Table Works
Surgery to take the pressure off of spinal nerve tissue should only be performed for the most extreme and unresponsive cases. Our chiropractor can most likely relieve your pain and other symptoms through conservative non-surgical spinal decompression. We make use of a special type of traction table called a spinal decompression table. This programmable treatment table can impart various degrees of flexion-distraction force to the spinal column. This spreads the vertebrae apart just enough to draw a herniated disc away from nerve roots and/or pull fluids into a flattened, bulging disc, reducing the strain on the facet joints. Muscle spasms, adhesions (internal scarring), and other painful tissue problems can also be alleviated by spinal decompression.
Talk to Our Beverly Hills Chiropractor
Do you need a break from pinched nerves and disc problems? Call 310-659-3389 to arrange a consultation with us at Morris Rashtian Chiropractic Corp.!