Can Non-Surgical Cervical Decompression Help Your Headaches, Neck Pain Or Numbness and Tingling?
There are few things worse than persistent headaches.
Except for neck pain that doesn't allow you to turn your head.
And perhaps numbness and tingling in your hands and arms.
Whether you are experiencing just one of these symptoms or all three, cervical decompression may be the non-invasive solution you have been looking for.
What Symptoms Does Cervical Decompression Therapy Treat?
Your cervical vertebrae (the bones in your neck) are the gatekeepers of your spinal cord and other essential nerves that travel to other parts of your body. When these bones are out of alignment, or when the cushioned discs between them begin to deteriorate, the nerves in this sensitive area become pinched and irritated. Since all the nerves that control the rest of the body pass through your neck, you may not only have headaches and neck pain, you may have trouble walking, numbness and tingling down one or both arms, pain or tingling down one or both legs, or even problems with digestion.
How Does Cervical Decompression Therapy Work?
Cervical Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive way to treat neck pain, headaches, and other symptoms you may be experiencing as the result of poorly aligned cervical vertebrae. Best of all, the only thing you need to do is relax.
Laying on your back, the computerized traction machine is placed around your head. As cervical decompression therapy begins, your spine is gently stretched, changing the pressure on your spinal discs and creating negative pressure in the space between the vertebrae. Any bulging, deteriorating or herniated discs retract, eliminating pressure on your nerves. Over time, this process allows the discs to heal and regain their proper shape and size.
Is Cervical Decompression Safe?
Cervical Decompression Therapy is designed to be safe and pain-free. Laying on your back, your head is placed in a cradle, attached to a computerized traction machine. A specific amount of force is applied to your stretch, eliminating the guesswork used by many manual traction machines. Patients experience a safe, gentle stretch to their neck while the intervertebral discs are allowed to move back into place.
How Long Does It Take to Feel Better?
While most patients say they feel better after a single treatment, cervical decompression is designed to have a cumulative effect. Over time, cervical decompression trains the muscles in your neck to hold your vertebrae in place, preventing future problems and allowing the discs to heal. However, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. That is why we create individualized treatment plans that allow our patients to experience lasting relief and long-term health.
If neck pain, headaches, numbness or tingling are keeping you from living your best life, call our office today or schedule your consultation online.