Disc Decompression Therapy

A bulging or herniated disc can play havoc with your life.   Damage to the cartilaginous discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae can cause serious pain as well as many other disabling neurological problems. Fortunately, you can get relief from spinal decompression therapy performed by the doctors at AWAKEN.

Sedentary Lifestyles has Increased the Incidence of Disc Injury

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Computers and phones have made things easy for us.  Most of us sit for long periods while we use them.  The muscles surrounding and protecting our spine atrophy and become weak.  When we need to lift something, those muscles aren’t there to prevent injury to the internal structures of the spine.  Disc bulging, tearing, and herniations often result.

How Athletes Get Herniated Discs

While anyone can get a herniated disc from lifting improperly or a fall, athletes may be especially prone to them. Football players, for instance, may lead with their heads, making them vulnerable to herniated cervical discs. Other athletes who place their lower backs under severe stress may develop herniated lumbar discs.

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AWAKEN offers Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy offers a non-surgical method for shifting herniated discs back into position, removing nerve pressure, and relieving symptoms. Our chiropractors use an advanced, automated traction machine that gently stretches your spine. As this treatment pulls vertebrae away from each other, negative pressure or a vacuum of sorts is created.  This allows the herniated disc material to return to its normal position..

Once our doctors will properly situate you one the table and set the parameters.  All you have to do is relax while the session proceeds.  A 15-20 minute period is all that’s necessary.. The treatment causes no pain and requires no downtime afterward. You may need repeated spinal decompression treatment sessions to get the full benefits from this form of care. Our chiropractors may also recommend other helpful measures in combination with the decompression, such as spinal adjustments, physiotherapy, home exercises, and weight loss advice.  Any way pressure on the disc can be reduced will be helpful.
 

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