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One of the more common causes of back pain is herniated or bulging discs. When a disk is not performing optimally, the vertebrae in your back can become closer together, pinching down on nerve roots. At Advanced Chiropractic, we offer spinal decompression that can reduce or eliminate this pressure. With the spine properly aligned, the body has an incredible ability to heal from bulging discs.
To diagnose spinal decompression, our chiropractor may use a number of techniques. While it is often possible for our chiropractor to visibly see areas of compression, and feel the area by hand, it may be necessary to get an x-Ray done in order to confirm the diagnosis. When spinal compression is suspected, the first line of treatment is decompression therapy. This is done using a specially designed table and gentle chiropractic adjustments. You may feel substantial relief after even one treatment, as the pressure is taken off of your nerve root that is causing pain.
When the back is properly aligned, the body is better able to heal. Our chiropractor will take a careful look at your spinal alignment, and look for areas that can be adjusted. This will naturally reduce any areas of compression, and improve your overall mobility. It may take a number of chiropractic visits to fully get your back into alignment to the degree that it will stay in alignment in between sessions.
Once you go to the chiropractor to reduce back pain, you will also learn good stretching techniques that can help decompress your spine. Our chiropractor will work closely with you to assess your needs and to ensure that you are getting the best care possible. When you learn ways to decompress your spine at home, this will give you better mobility and less pain in between chiropractic visits.
Spinal decompression is based on the same theories of traction. The goal is to increase the disc space and relieve pressure from the area. With less pressure on the disc, nutrients are able to reach the disc and promote healing. With less pressure within the disc space, the bulging disc is better able to return to its normal shape. Spinal decompression is an excellent treatment to reduce back pain and give the body what it needs to heal naturally.
During your chiropractic treatment, you may also receive hot or cold therapies to relax muscles and reduce inflammation, ultrasound to reduce inflammation and break up scar tissue, and massage to loosen tight muscles. Let our chiropractor know if any of these treatments cause you further pain.
If you are suffering from back pain and you are searching for a chiropractor in Klamath Falls, give Advanced Chiropractic a contact us today at 541-273-5433 to come in for your initial consultation.
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