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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Treatment with our Chiropractor in Charlotte, NC

Many people think the only treatment option for spinal compression is invasive surgery. Fortunately, our Charlotte chiropractor at Weig Chiropractic Center offers non-invasive spinal decompression treatment to alleviate and reduce compression.

Man suffering from back pain

Spinal Compression

Spinal nerve compression is usually the result of bulging discs or other degeneration of the spine. It occurs when the spine is not properly aligned. If you are experiencing back pain that started gradually and has worsened over time, you may have spinal compression. In particular, women over age 50 often suffer from spinal compression caused by osteoporosis. Left untreated, tiny compression fractures can form in the vertebrae. Spinal compression often presents as the following symptoms:

  • Pain or stiffness in the back or neck
  • Pain in the arms and legs
  • Numbing or weakness of the limbs
  • Loss of feeling in the feet or weakness that causes a limp
  • Problems with hand coordination

Conditions Treated by Spinal Decompression

There are quite a few conditions of the spine that do in fact cause vertebral compression. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent. Left untreated, spinal compression increases pain, causing less movement and range of motion, and the spine often becomes more and more compressed, gradually worsening is condition over time. Our total therapy unloads the stress on the area, including the stresses on the nerves. We’ve also successfully used the spinal decompression technique to alleviate:

  • bulging disc pain
  • sciatica
  • arthritis pain

Spinal Decompression Treatment

Spinal decompression is performed using a traction table to stretch the spine to make it easier to move discs or bones back into place. The table stretches and relaxes the spine in a controlled way to create intra-discal space.

In addition to nonsurgical spinal decompression, your chiropractor will use manual manipulation of the spine or suggest various other forms of treatment, including massages to relax the muscles around the spine and improve blood flow in the area.

Contact Weig Chiropractic Center in Charlotte, NC Today

If you are experiencing any form of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, you could have a damaged disc which is compressing your nerves. You may have tried other therapies like anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections that may not have worked. Your doctor may be recommending invasive spinal surgery. Before you go that route, give Weig Chiropractic Center a call today at 704-596-9400. Our Charlotte chiropractor has helped hundreds of patients enjoy a pain-free life.