If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, spinal decompression with Drs. Andrea Hogan and Michael Hogan at Hogan Family Chiropractic serving Frisco, McKinney, and Prosper, TX, can help you finally find relief.
Guide to Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Back and neck pain can be horrible to live with. And you might have been told that the only way to get relief is with surgery. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a method that has helped many people finally get rid of chronic pain and return to an active lifestyle without invasive techniques. Learn more about how it works and how it can benefit you in this quick guide from Hogan Family Chiropractic in Frisco, TX.
What Exactly Does It Mean When Your Spine Is Compressed?
Imagine a nice, fluffy pillow that you place on the floor. If you place a full folder on the pillow, it will go down a little. If you place another, it will go down a bit more. If you keep placing folders on it, the pillow will eventually no longer be fluffy – it will flatten or compress.
The same thing can happen to the spine throughout the day. People tend to slouch as the day goes on. Lifting heavy objects tightens muscles. General fatigue can take a toll, too.
By the end of the day, you’re not standing quite as tall as you were that morning. This is not an illusion – the spine has compressed. And unfortunately, that can lead to spinal misalignment, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and more.
What Is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression and How Does It Work?
Spinal decompression therapy is a method for undoing that compression. With the pillow, you could shake it and fluff it back up. However, your spine needs a little more work. You’ll lie down on a table that has separate upper and lower segments. The lower segment moves independently to slowly and gently stretch the spine.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy
This technique provides a wealth of benefits. As the spine is stretched, pressure is relieved from the discs, nerves, and muscles. Blood, oxygen, and healing nutrients are pulled to the spine. And it creates a vacuum-like effect that pulls herniated or bulging discs back in. It’s a natural and effective method for relieving various sources of pain.
Visit Drs. Andrea and Mike Hogan at Hogan Family Chiropractic serving Frisco, McKinney, and Prosper, to experience spinal decompression for yourself. You can reach our office at (469) 633-0123.