Non-surgical spinal decompression in Lakeway is a specialized chiropractic therapy that requires the skills and experience of our certified chiropractor at Jacobson Sports Chiropractic. Dr. Jacobson has extensive training in this technique which can be performed to improve pain from herniated discs and other symptoms linked to compression of the spinal cord. These problems could arise especially due to neck or back injuries from an auto accident or playing sports. Our goal is to properly diagnose your condition and design a comprehensive course of treatment to reduce pain and increase mobility.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Decompression therapy is a chiropractic care technique performed using motorized traction to relieve pressure on the spinal column and the surrounding musculoskeletal structures. The non-invasive treatment is proven effective in releasing the spinal nerves and restoring nervous system functions.
Causes of Spinal Cord Compression
Vertebral misalignment due to spinal injuries or scoliosis, a ruptured disc, arthritis, or disc degeneration may cause excess pressure on the spinal column and squeeze or compress the bundle of nerves that make up the spinal cord. The compression can occur anywhere along the spine and usually interferes with the transmission of pain signals by the nerves to the brain.
Conditions Treated with Decompression Therapy
- Neck pain
- Upper and low back pain
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Posterior facet syndrome (worn spinal joints)
- Sciatica or leg pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve
How Our Chiropractor in Lakeway Performs Spinal Decompression
The patient is placed in a lying position on a computerized traction table connected to a computer monitor. The traction unit generates motorized traction that gently stretches the spine. Dr. Jacobson may also adjust the amount of pressure applied to the spine at intervals during this painless procedure.
Elongating the vertebral column creates a negative pressure within the discs and increases the space between the vertebrae. This allows bulging or herniated discs material to ease back into position between the backbones.
Benefits of Chiropractic Decompression Therapy
Decompressing the spine helps to eliminate the pain caused by pressure, inflammation, or irritation of the nerves as well as increase range of motion. It also stimulates an influx of nutrients to the spine creating an environment for damaged discs and nerves to heal.
Our chiropractor usually recommends a series of therapy sessions to optimize the results. We may encourage you to undergo physical therapy to further increase flexibility and joint functions. You can also access lifestyle advice to avoid spine injuries and nutrition counseling on the right foods to eat to stave off pain and inflammation.
Lasting Relief is a Phone Call Away
Jacobson Sports Chiropractic provides decompression therapy and other chiropractic care services to patients in Lakeway, TX, and surrounding communities. Please call 512-999-2449 and our friendly staff will help schedule your appointment.