Spinal ExamTo experience long-term relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain, it’s important to seek help from the right place, in the right way. This means speaking with an expert chiropractor and often, one of the first recommendations given by a professional is spinal decompression.

Spinal decompression is a chiropractic technique that has proven to be effective in numerous studies. It involves relieving pressure on vertebral discs, which can result in a range of positive health outcomes, such as reduced pain or better mobility. Unlike surgery, this isn’t an invasive, costly procedure with a long recovery period.

If you’re interested in spinal decompression, talk to the experts at Graybar Chiropractic. We use Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to assess the toll gravity has taken on your spine, to see where decompression may help. We’re your best choice for back pain relief in Wilmington, NC.

What is spinal decompression?

The reason spinal decompression is a go-to treatment for many chiropractors is simple: it treats one of the most common spinal symptoms resulting is discomfort. All day gravity pushes our spines down; spinal decompression seeks to reverse this tendency. As a result, it can be used to provide relief from many ailments, including:

  • Herniated or slipped discs;
  • Tingling or numbness in the legs, arms, hands, and feet;
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain;
  • Facet joint syndrome.

This traction-like technology stretches the spinal column and resets vertebral discs. By doing so, leaking fluid from discs is resolved and nutrients flow freely through the spine. This is essential for maintaining nervous system function, as nerve signals flow through the spine to other parts of the body. The pressure removed from nerves allows them to heal, as well.

Why is spinal decompression right for me?

Decompression is used in many cases to enhance mechanical and functional stability of the spine. Patients have reported alleviation of pain, restoration of mobility, and increased energy levels. Spinal decompression is similar to “manual” forms of spinal adjustment that have been used for thousands of years.

Some patients are weary of this treatment and believe it will be painful. However, our patients have found this is a gentle, comfortable process that opens up the spinal column. Typically, patients come in multiple times per month for decompression sessions. This works to mitigate chronic issues, while also reducing the potential for any new ones that might pop up.

Conditioning and strengthening muscles supporting the spine is also important. Your chiropractor may combine spinal decompression with other treatments such as:

  • Low-impact exercise;
  • Adopting a nutritious diet;
  • Therapeutic massage;
  • Trigger point therapy.

Gravity takes its toll day after day, which means maintaining spinal health is crucial as we age. Most people over age 50 will experience lower back pain, however it has the potential to affect anyone, depending on your lifestyle, preexisting conditions, or any number of other situations. Combating the effects of a compressed spine starts with decompression.

The experienced professionals at Graybar Chiropractic in Wallace, Clinton and Wilmington, NC are here to help. Contact us today to setup a free Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) consultation or learn more about spinal decompression therapy.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.