Spinal Decompression with Your Las Vegas Chiropractor
When you’re suffering from back pain, it’s good to know that treatment from your Las Vegas chiropractor can provide lasting relief from your symptoms. Depending on what is causing your back pain, spinal decompression treatment may be part of the therapy your chiropractor recommends.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression treatment involves stretching your spine in a controlled way so that the pressure on your discs is alleviated. This is accomplished by using a specially-designed set of harnesses that are controlled by a computer to apply precise amounts of force that your chiropractor can control.
With the removal of the pressure that your discs support under normal circumstances, all parts of your spine are free to return to a natural position, and oxygen and nutrients can move more freely through the system. It also allows herniated discs to assume their proper alignment, and that can relieve pain by eliminating pressure and irritation on the nearby nerve roots.
When Spinal Decompression Treatment Is Appropriate
There are a number of conditions that spinal decompression treatment can be used to address. These include:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet syndrome
- Spinal arthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
Spinal decompression is often used in conjunction with other types of therapy including heat therapy, cold therapy, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation, depending on the details of your condition and what your chiropractor determines is appropriate.
Professional Spinal Decompression Treatment from Your Las Vegas Chiropractor
On your first visit, your Las Vegas chiropractor will go over your symptoms and medical history with you, and they will also conduct a thorough physical exam. They will then use the information gathered to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery. In addition to spinal decompression and other in-office treatments, your chiropractor in may also teach you exercises and stretches you can do on your own at home to help maintain your progress and keep your symptoms from returning.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Summerlin Chiropractor
If you’d like to learn more about spinal decompression and other chiropractic treatments we offer, call our Summerlin offices today at (702) 880-5335.