The Benefits of Spinal Decompression on a Degenerative Spine

Dr. Nicholas LaHood, D.C.


Many people are looking for an alternative to over the counter and prescription medication to alleviate their back and neck pain. The quick relief that can occur by taking medication for neck and back pain is luring and appealing. We know that repeatedly and frequently using medication to cover the symptoms pain can cause the condition to worsen and create other problems. We may feel a quick reduction of pain by taking medications and begin to use a damaged joint more causing more pain and inflammation to occur.


We know the basics for good health are to eat right, exercise daily, get sleep and maintain a low stress lifestyle. These basic concepts can help increase longevity and decrease preventable diseases. When dealing with neck and back pain, proper posture and proper biomechanics are essential to overall spinal health. If there is a segment or section of your neck or back that is not moving properly for a period of time this will create stress. The stress will create inflammation and the inflammation will create a release of a number of biochemical cell products to congregate in the area which irritate local tissue. This normally will increase over time and the longer it is left untreated the worse it gets.


With spinal decompression therapy it is a comfortable and gentle release and stretch of the problem area in your neck or back. This will reduce stress and improve biomechanics of the section of the spine that it is focused on. The gentle programing of the decompression treatment allows for more new fluid to arrive into the disc and the local tissue to "cleanse" and "replenish" the damaged area. This will in turn help improve function of the damaged joint, improve strength of the disc, and help with the alignment to prevent future problems from developing.


If you are someone you know are suffering from chronic neck or back pain call our local office and come in for a complimentary consultation to speak with the doctor. Even if you have spinal stenosis, sciatica, leg pain, neck pain we can help. If you have a herniated disc or degenerative disc we can evaluate your condition to see where you need help and formulate a plan to reach your goals. We will tell you if we think we can help you or if we can not help you we promise not to waste your time. Call 858-987-8282, www.lahoodchiro.com

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