Spinal Decompression

Visit Dr. Colleen Krahl of Champion Chiropractic and experience the benefits of spinal decompression in Cave Creek, AZ.

Why Spinal Decompression Excels at Treating Herniated Discs

A herniated disc could be the result of gradual wear and tear, but degenerated discs are also more likely to suffer acute injuries. Individuals who have to move around heavy objects for a living place excessive strain on their backs and make themselves more susceptible to herniated discs. This type of injury may also stem from an accident such as a vehicle collision or a bad fall.

Regardless of how you ruptured one of the discs in your back, it may cause significant pain. You may also start to feel weaker because the bulging disc is affecting the nerves around it.

The aforementioned injury can have a significant impact on your daily life. The pain it causes may even render you immobile. Address it properly with the help of spinal decompression.

During a spinal decompression session, your chiropractor will ask you to lie down on a motorized table. Once you’re in position, the chiropractor will start to move the lower segment of the table. Your chiropractor is trying to reset the positioning of your bulging disc by opening up a larger gap in the vertebrae. The stretching motions are supposed to help your herniated disc slip back into place.

Because the movements involved in spinal decompression are gentle, the treatment is not supposed to cause any pain. If anything, this particular form of treatment is supposed to help you relax better. You can also expect your injury to recover faster after you undergo spinal decompression.

Give spinal decompression in Cave Creek, AZ a try by getting in touch with Dr. Krahl of Champion Chiropractic.

What Are Other Conditions That Can Be Treated with Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression works remarkably well on herniated discs. However, that is not the only injury you can address with this treatment.

Sciatica often occurs when a bulging disc makes contact with the sciatic nerve. Because of the strain the bulging disc places on your sciatic nerve, you may start to experience a significant amount of pain along with weakness affecting your extremities. Since spinal decompression works well on bulging discs, it can also do something about your case of sciatica.

You should also seek out spinal decompression if you are struggling with any other issues caused by pinched nerves. A pinched nerve can be a byproduct of working out or playing a contact sport. Aside from pain, pinched nerves are also known for causing tingling sensations.

Degenerative conditions that affect the spine can also be effectively addressed with the help of spinal decompression.

Call 480-595-0001 and schedule your next spinal decompression appointment in Cave Creek, AZ with Dr. Krahl of Champion Chiropractic.  

Please talk to Dr. Krahl- there ARE non- surgical options to relieve this nonstop pain: chiropractic specific adjustments, physical modalities, massage… if you do not want to assume the risks associated with back surgery, then spinal decompression is the next logical choice.

Dr. Krahl uses a Hill AirFlex chiropractic table (seen here) to perform flexion-distraction spinal decompression.

Flexion-distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently "distracts" or stretches the spine. This allows the chiropractor to isolate the affected area while slightly "flexing" the spine using a pumping rhythm.

There is usually no pain associated with this treatment. Instead, the flexion-distraction technique's gentle pumping to the painful area allows the center of the intervertebral disc (called the nucleus pulposus) to assume its central position in the disc. Flexion-distraction may also improve disc height. This well-known treatment technique has helped countless people find relief from low back pain.

This technique can help move the disc away from the nerve, reducing inflammation of the nerve root, and eventually any associated pain and inflammation into the leg (if there is any related to your herniated disc).

With flexion-distraction, you generally need a series of treatments combined with adjunctive physiotherapy, supplementation, and at-home treatments (Dr. Krahl will let you know what those are). Gradually, specific exercises to treat your disc will be incorporated into your treatment plan.

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