If you're looking for non-surgical spinal decompression in Carlsbad, then come to Dr. Josh Walker, D.C. Our chiropractor is certified and experienced in performing this FDA-approved spine treatment using traction therapy. Patients who seek decompression therapy include those experiencing chronic pain from disc injury, numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the feet from spinal cord compression.
What You Need to Know about Spinal Cord Compression
The spinal cord is located within the spinal column and consists of a bundle of nerves that helps to send messages between the body and brain. Trauma or injury to the neck or back can result in compression of the spinal cord. Pressure on any part of the spine may damage or squeeze the discs out of their position between the backbones. The disc material may then press on and irritate the nerves. These problems usually lead to mild to disabling neck or back pain or symptoms of sciatica.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Traction therapy is designed to correct spinal cord compression and alleviate related symptoms. Treatment is performed using motorized traction to stretch the spine. Spinal decompression works by increasing the space between the vertebrae, thereby allowing herniated discs to ease back into place. Spinal decompression also restores nervous system function by relieving pressure from the spinal cord.
Conditions Treated Using Chiropractic Decompression
The following conditions can be addressed with painless traction therapy:
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Posterior facet syndrome
- Chronic low back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Post back surgery pain
Spinal Decompression Performed by Our Carlsbad Chiropractor
Dr. Josh Walker will do a detailed physical and clinical assessment to identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. An X-ray, CT scan, or MRI may also be done to check for issues affecting the spine. We can then tailor a comprehensive treatment plan based on the diagnosis.
When used for treating bulging or herniated discs, motorized traction is used in order to create pressure within the discs. This is accomplished by stretching and relaxing the spine at intervals in a controlled manner. Straightening the spine and repositioning the disc material effectively relieves neck, back, and arm pain, leg pain from sciatica, as well as numbness or tingling.
The overall long-term benefits of spinal decompression include reduced pain, increased range of motion, a healthier spine, and a greater sense of wellness. A series of decompression sessions for several weeks is usually needed to achieve optimum results. Combining decompression treatments with massage and exercise therapies, proper nutrition, and lifestyle changes can help to maintain the results.
Experience Lasting Pain Relief and Improved Wellness
Contact Dr. Josh Walker, D.C. to find out if decompression therapy is right for you. Call (760) 967-7444 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Carlsbad, CA.