Dr. Weary has taken care of many, many patients in Prescott, AZ who are experiencing back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other health conditions. One of the techniques we use in our clinic to help our patients is spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression allows your back to recover by restoring the natural functioning of the discs in your spinal column, enabling them to return to their normal, healthy condition.
How does non-surgical spinal decompression help your spinal column recover?
Your spinal column is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by sturdy, fibrous, flexible discs. The discs enable your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also work as shock absorption between the vertebrae.
If your lower back is injured or if you have long-term symptoms, the individual areas of your back can become immobile, limited, and restricted. This rigidity of the spinal column creates a large amount of stress on the padded disks that protect the spine.
This restriction and stress can result in pressure or inflammation of the spinal nerves that pass from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these major nerves become inflamed or constricted, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and prickling in your hip and legs.
The key is to restore the normal function of your discs and increase overall flexibility and movement in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. The technique works by stretching your spinal column and decreasing the pressure on your discs.
The treatment is very safe and Dr. Weary will be sure that that you’re comfortable during the therapy.
We find that most patients experience considerable relief after just a few sessions. We’ll know very shortly after starting treatment if the technique will work for you.
If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Weary a call today. We’re conveniently located in Prescott, AZ, and our phone number is (928) 778-2227.