Your spine is a complex combination of bones, soft tissues, and nerves. It naturally bends and twists as you move through life, but sometimes the nerves in your spine can get pinched and leave you with pain. At Key Chiropractic in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Dr. Jared Key offers a nonsurgical solution called spinal decompression. Book an appointment online or over the phone to determine if spinal decompression therapy is right for you.
Your spine contains 24 flexible vertebral bones and two fused bones at its base. Each vertebra is cushioned by a vertebral disc, and both the vertebrae and discs are designed to protect your spinal cord.
Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that connects your brain to the rest of your body. It runs through your spinal canal, from your neck to your pelvis. A healthy spine has plenty of room for your spinal cord to move freely, but injury and inflammation can make that space too small.
A narrow spinal canal puts pressure on your spinal cord. Depending on which nerves are compressed, you might feel radiating pain in your neck, back, arms, or legs.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical option to treat pinched nerves in your spine. It’s a method of chiropractic care that reintroduces space to your spinal column to relieve pressure on compressed nerves.
At Key Chiropractic, spinal decompression therapy involves using a motorized traction table to stretch your spine gently. The controlled movements change the force and position of your spine, taking pressure off your spinal discs.
When pressure is relieved from your spinal discs, they move back into place and stop pressing against nerves in your spinal column.
Dr. Key may recommend spinal decompression therapy for:
Since pinched nerves are one of the most common causes of chronic spinal pain, nonsurgical spinal decompression is part of many patients’ treatment plans.
If you have back pain, visit Key Chiropractic for an evaluation. Dr. Key specializes in diagnosing the cause of your pain and developing a customized plan to treat it. He can help you decide if nonsurgical spinal decompression is right for you.
Most patients benefit from a series of spinal decompression sessions, spaced out over several weeks. Depending on your condition, each session should take about 45 minutes.
Spinal decompression could relieve your nerve pain. Use the online booking tool or call Key Chiropractic to make your first appointment today.