Can Spinal Decompression Help Me?

Back pain can affect all aspects of your life, making it hard to sit in a chair at work or get comfortable in bed at night. Fortunately, Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton have received highly specialized training in managing their patients' back pain. One of the most effective ways to treat back pain is spinal decompression. Although there is a surgical procedure by the same name, we will be focusing on the non-surgical therapeutic treatment in this post.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a therapy used by many chiropractors to help patients with back pain by gently stretching the spine and releasing pressure within the discs, which are cushioned sections of cartilage between each of the spinal bones. During spinal decompression, you'll lie on a hinged table that is connected to a computer that your Edmonton chiropractor will operate. The movements of the table help to relax and stretch the spine intermittently. The goal of spinal decompression therapy is to reduce friction and confinement of the nerves as well as promote blood flow and fluid circulation.

Can spinal decompression help me?

Many types of back pain respond well to spinal decompression therapy. People with a trapped sciatic nerve, for example, may have lower back or even leg pain. Those who have bulging or degenerated spinal discs can experience pain anywhere along the spinal column, although neck pain is common for people who have been in car accidents. Athletes may have damaged or worn spinal joints that lead to constant discomfort. Consulting with your Edmonton chiropractor will help determine if spinal decompression could benefit you.

Don't let back pain keep you from enjoying life. Contact Castledowns Chiropractic in Edmonton to make an appointment with Dr. Martinook or Dr. Oviatt today. We can be reached at (780) 457-3621.


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    - Patient, Apr. 15, 2014