Compressions can occur in your spine when you have an injured disc. You might have a bulging disc that cannot fully support your spine or a small torn disc that needs healing space. Decompression techniques are designed to open up the space between vertebrae for your disc to heal.
If you are informed you need surgery for your symptoms, you can try a conservative approach at Salina Chiropractic in Salina, KS. Dr. James Vander Yacht works with patients experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling to avoid surgery.
If you have a damaged or herniated disc, it's time to see a functional medicine chiropractor who can understand the intricacies of your spinal degeneration. When there is compression in your spine, the vertebrae could be pressing down on a nerve end. This pressure can cause numbness or tingling, depending on where the injury is.
Medication makes Nerve pain difficult to treat, but your compression must be resolved to avoid permanent nerve damage. If you have pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms or legs, you might have spinal compression problems.
Stretching the area is essential when you have compression in your spine. Spinal decompression can be done using a motorized table to provide gentle traction and ease pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to align your spine and reduce pressure on your discs. In addition, an ultrasound can improve blood flow to the site, and massage can relax your muscles. You may be taught corrective exercises to strengthen the muscles around the affected area.
Home Exercise Program
If you are taught exercises to do at home in between sessions, you must learn how to do your activities correctly. These are designed to help you gain strength slowly and improve flexibility. Do your exercises as prescribed, but stop if you feel pain. These rehabilitative exercises should not hurt as you try to heal your body.
Schedule a Chiropractic Consultation with Us
It's essential for individuals considering spinal decompression to consult with our qualified healthcare professional to determine if they are suitable candidates for the procedure. A comprehensive evaluation, review of medical history, and imaging studies will help determine the best course of treatment.
The issue could be spinal compression if you are experiencing numbness or tingling in your arms or legs. Contact Salina Chiropractic in Salina, KS, at (785) 823-1060, and schedule an initial appointment to meet with Dr. Vander Yacht.