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Peterson Chiropractic Offers Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
From that intense back or neck pain to that nagging tingling sensation in your hand or foot, compression of the spine and the nerve compression it frequently causes can make everyday life something to be endured rather than enjoyed. Whether your problem stems from a recent injury that dislodged a vertebral disc to a chronic problem such as bulging discs or spinal stenosis, you may be understandably leery of becoming dependent on painkillers or submitting your spine to major, irreversible surgery. Thankfully, there's a safer, easier way to get the relief you seek -- non-surgical spinal decompression therapy at Peterson Chiropractic in West Valley City UT.
Compression of the Spinal Column: Its Causes and Consequences
Why might your spine or its major nerve tissues be compressed in the first place? Normally the spine's vertebrae are stacked in an elegant, efficient curve, with the discs between them provide necessary shock absorption to protect against the countless bumps and jolts the body receives. These discs also act as spacers for the facet joints that articulate the spine. Anything that disturbs this delicate balance can cause spinal structures to compress. An auto accident, for instance, can affect vertebral alignment so that part of a disc sticks out of the spinal column -- and onto sensitive nearby nerve roots. This interferes with nerve function, often producing pains, "pins and needles," numbness or weakness in an extremity.
Degenerative disc disease is another cause of compression. As aging discs lose their water content, they also lose height. This may cause them to bulge outward onto nerve tissues and/or tug painfully on the facet joints, producing chronic inflammation that can turn into arthritis.
Non-Surgical Relief From Our West Valley City Chiropractor
Surgeons typically decompress nerve tissues near the spine by removing parts of the vertebral structures, installing mechanical spacers or performing other highly invasive techniques. But conservative care may relieve your condition without any need to risk going under the knife. Our West Valley City chiropractor, Dr. Bradley Peterson, can use a special motorized table to administer non-surgical spinal decompression.
This form of therapy gently pulls outward on the spinal column to create negative pressure in the disc spaces. This pressure draws the herniated or bulging discs inward so they're no longer pressing against nerve tissue. This can put a stop to the tingling, pains and other odd sensations you've been experiencing. As the discs take in water and other healing substances, they and the structures around them begin to heal. Chiropractic adjustments and corrective exercises may also also help by normalizing facet joint motion and reinforcing muscular support of the spine.
Call Our Clinic to Get Started With Spinal Decompression
If you're ready to see whether non-surgical spinal decompression is the answer to your pain and other debilitating symptoms, call Peterson Chiropractic today at 801-972-1222 to schedule a spinal evaluation with our West Valley City chiropractor. We look forward to helping you feel better!