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Spinal Decompression at Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
Providing you with advanced treatment options is always our goal at Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc. When you visit your chiropractor in Hoover, AL, you’ll get one-on-one care and a specialized treatment plan that addresses the specific pain and mobility concerns you have. Dr. G. Forrest Edwards, D.C., D.A.B.C.O., provides exceptional care to each one of his patients. One of the key services we offer is spinal decompression.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is a type of therapy designed to stretch the spinal column. We do this using a traction table. The procedure is not painful, but it can help to reduce back pain, leg pain, and other types of debilitating joint pain you have. This is a non-surgical procedure that’s done in our offices.
The technical goals of spinal decompression are to create a negative intradiscal pressure and to lower pressure in the disc. More specifically, we’ll work to reduce the compression of the spinal column’s vertebrae on the discs that sit between each of these bones. These fluid-filled discs work to provide a cushion between the bones to reduce any nerve pain. However, over time, these discs become compressed due to misalignment of the spinal column. This causes inflammation and nerve pain. Through decompression, we can reduce that pressure.
In return, spinal decompression will help to stimulate healing and inflammation reduction in the treated area. Your body’s natural healing goes to work to send nutrients to that area to speed healing and to minimize pain signals.
How Can Our Chiropractor Help You with Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression is often used by our chiropractor to treat pain. When you visit our offices, we’ll work with you to understand the type of pain you have. We’ll gather your medical history and listen to your symptoms. After a thorough examination, we may recommend spinal decompression therapy to you. It is often recommended for patients who suffer from:
- Back pain, including lower back pain
- Sciatica, or nerve pain in the legs
- Hip or knee pain
- A herniated disc or bulging disc
- Neck pain from disc injury
- Degenerated disc pain
You’ll find that this procedure may help you to start feeling better in a short period of time.
What to Expect During Spinal Decompression Therapy
During this procedure, you will lay on a motorized table. The lower half of that table is able to move. We’ll place a harness around your hips to secure you. The device will move slightly to create the desired changes. Our chiropractor remains by you throughout the procedure. You shouldn’t feel pain. You may feel a stretching feeling in your spine. Many times, patients feel better after one or more treatments.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Hoover Chiropractor for Spinal Decompression Therapy
The first step to spinal decompression therapy is an appointment with our Hoover chiropractor. We’re happy to help you learn more about this procedure and whether it can help you to find pain relief. Call: 205-989-4114.