When back pain is a result of a disc injury, it is important to get the appropriate type of treatment fast. At Prime Injury & Wellness Clinic, serving Fort Worth and Arlington, TX, we can help. Our chiropractic care team provides a variety of treatment options to help you find pain relief fast. Keep reading to learn more.
What Is a Disc Injury?
Between each vertebra of the spine, there lies a gel-filled disc. This disc is intended to keep the bones of the spine from rubbing together and also to provide the sensitive nerves found in the spinal column. This disc can become damaged through an accident or because of age. The disc can slip out from its holding place between the vertebrae. When this happens you might experience pain, numbness, tingling or other types of discomfort.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a type of chiropractic treatment that has been very beneficial in treating disc injuries. Spinal decompression is a type of treatment that relieves the pressure between the vertebrae. This is done by gently stretching the spine so that a space is created between each vertebra. In this negative pressure environment, the disc can receive the needed oxygen, blood, and nutrients that it needs to fully heal.
Does This Treatment Hurt?
Some patients report that their first experience with spinal decompression is uncomfortable. This is likely because they have never felt their spine stretched this way. Most patients also report that soon after starting a session they begin to feel improvement in their back or neck pain.
Does The Chiropractor Provide Other Treatments?
In addition to spinal decompression, patients dealing with a disc injury can also combine massage therapy as well. This is a nice addition as it will also help to relax the muscles surrounding the spine.
Spinal adjustment is often used along with spinal decompression to help the spine regain mobility and health. During a spinal adjustment, gentle pressure is applied along the spine to shift each vertebra back into its proper place. A spine can come out of alignment due to an accident or simply through everyday living.
To learn more about our chiropractic services, contact us at Prime Injury & Wellness Clinic, serving Fort Worth and Arlington, TX. We will be happy to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment. Call us today at (817) 460-9000.