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Herniated Discs and Spinal Decompression - Why the Two Go Hand-in-Hand

Written By Smith Chiropractic on June 29, 2018

Suffering from a herniated disc? 

Determined to find a drug-free treatment that’s non-invasive? 

Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ll explore the overwhelming benefits of spinal decompression for herniated discs. 

How Does Spinal Decompression Treat Herniated Discs? 

Spinal decompression is an age-old technique that’s been used by medical professionals for hundreds of years. And for many patients, it has improved their symptoms dramatically. 

The procedure works to eradicate any painful symptoms you may experience with bulging discs, while also creating the best healing environment for them. It does this through spinal traction. 

Because this treatment isn’t invasive, it’s used for a number of different ailments, including herniated, degenerative, or bulging discs. 

What’s Involved in Spinal Decompression? 

To create the traction needed in spinal decompression, a specialist table is often used. This helps the chiropractor stretch your spine, necessary to alter the force and positioning of the discs in your spine. Each of these discs is located between your spinal bones, creating gel-like cushions. 

In the case of bulging discs, the “gel” is still contained within the disc but has caused it to bulge outward. Whereas, herniated discs have ruptured so part of the nucleus of the disc has come out and is among the spinal nerve. 

Using the movement of the table, your chiropractor can create negative pressure in these discs, which means, once they start to retract, the pressure on the nerves and spine is relieved. 

Water, nutrients, and oxygen are also encouraged to move into the area through this process, which helps create the optimum healing environment for your discs. 

Undergoing Spinal Decompression in Colorado Springs 

There are a number of different tables that can be used to carry out spinal decompression, but most have the same purpose – to adjust the spine without requiring any force. 

As parts of the table move, this allows your chiropractor to separate various sections of your spine, carrying out movements that decompress the spine by gently stretching it. This adds to the height of your discs, restoring the alignment and range of motion of your spinal joints. 

Therefore, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits when undergoing spinal decompression, including better communication in your spinal nerves, improved range of movement – not just in your spine but your arms, legs, and shoulders too, and improved posture. 

And the best bit? All of this is done without the need for surgery – with many patients feeling rejuvenated and relaxed afterward, too!

Don’t let a bulging or herniated disc ruin your life and seek the right treatment today. Simply book your appointment online or call 719-390-5404.

Posted In: Back Pain Treatment Spinal Decompression Chiropractic