If you are plagued by constant neck or back pain, you know all too well about the negative effects it has on your life. It can make you crabby, deprive you of sleep and put a real damper on your happiness. You can no longer move as freely as you would like, and your daily activities may become limited.
Manipulation of the cervical spine or neck region is a common technique utilized by the office of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic for many of our patients who complain of neck, upper back and shoulder/arm pain, as well as headaches. Just as care from a chiropractor can alleviate numerous conditions of your lower back, chiropractic treatment is a go-to method for treating a host of cervical spine ailments.
Spinal decompression that doesn’t involve surgery is a therapy that uses a pulling force on the spine to relieve pressure on the discs (gel-like cushions between the bones in the spine) and vertebrae in the cervical or lumbar spine region. Spinal decompression is employed to relieve myriad commonplace causes of back or neck pain. This method can effectively address a herniated lumbar disc, a bulging disc, spinal stenosis, a degenerated disc or sciatica/leg pain.
Creating more space between the spine’s discs assists in the promotion of passage of the crucial elements of water, oxygen and fluids rich in nutrients. Those exchanges help the discs heal.
Spinal decompression doesn’t require removing your clothes, and it can be performed by the chiropractor’s hands or by devices that essentially pull to separate the lower body from the upper body. Treatment typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, and you may require several weeks of it. Before or after therapy, you may have other types of treatment such as heat or cold therapy, or ultrasound that involves the use of sound waves to generate heat and promote healing. We will customize your treatment plan based on your specific needs.
At the office of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic, we’re committed to giving you a pain-free life. Rest assured that you will receive the highest level of skilled and compassionate care as we work to relieve discomfort, improve motion, and restore function to your head and neck region. For more information about the many services we provide, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you!