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Spinal Adjustments and Decompression
Over the course of your life, your spinal column suffers wear and tear plus damage from falls, auto accidents and other injury causing events. When your spinal column goes out of alignment, you may feel immense pain starting in your back and neck. The nerves in your spine continue to compress under pressure caused by the misaligned structures and send shooting pains, tingling, numbness and burning sensations through your head and limbs. Thankfully, you can undergo spinal adjustments and decompression to relieve the pain and other ongoing symptoms.
Chiropractors perform spinal adjustments manually to gently maneuver your bodily structures back into place. Chiropractors may need to make adjustments to the position of your vertebrae and discs to restore alignment after years of wear and tear or injuries.
Spinal adjustments tend to instantly decrease pressure around severely misaligned discs and vertebrae. You may notice an immediate reduction in your pain levels even before you leave the adjustment appointment. Reduced pressure levels allow muscles adjacent to the misaligned structures to relax over time.
During the adjustment, your chiropractor will use a variety of techniques to push and pull the misaligned structures back into place. You may hear popping sounds as each structure moves back into place, but you should not feel any pain or discomfort. The adjustment process often needs to be completed over the course of several appointments to allow your body to gradually accept the healthy placement of those structures.
Spinal decompression stretches your bones and soft tissues apart to a healthy position. Decompression opens up nerve pathways and relieves pressure on misaligned areas. Chiropractors often use specialized equipment to perform the decompression procedures.
While undergoing spinal decompression, you may feel total relief of your nerve compression symptoms. The relief should last for several hours or days after the appointment until your body returns to its prior position. Over time, the decompression procedures will provide lasting results, as your body starts to accept the healthy positioning achieved with decompression.
Spinal decompression involves the use of medical equipment that gently stretches your spine in the cervical or lumbar regions. You will need to remain in the decompression equipment for a set amount of time to give your body time to adjust. During that time, you will just need to relax and enjoy the pain relief.
If you are suffering from pain caused by damaged or worn structures in your back, you can make an appointment with chiropractors at our clinic, Pain Care Associates. We have two office locations in Benton and Little Rock, AR for your convenience. You will need to make an initial consultation appointment to have your condition evaluated and receive a treatment plan. From there, you can have spinal adjustments and decompression procedures performed to relieve your neck and back pain. You can even continue with treatments after recovery to keep pain from returning to its prior level. For more information call us today at 501-223-3314.