Dr. Blake has taken care of many, many patients in Harrisburg, PA who are suffering from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other musculoskeletal problems. One of the procedures we utilize in our office to help our patients is spinal decompression therapy.
Spinal decompression helps your back to improve by restoring the healthy functioning of the vertebral discs in your spinal column, allowing them to get back to their normal, healthy state.
How does spinal decompression help your spine recover?
Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by sturdy, fibrous, flexible discs. The discs enable your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also work as padding between the vertebrae.
If your lower back is injured or if you have long-term pain, specific portions of your spine can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This rigidity of the spinal column results in a large amount of pressure on the soft disks that protect the spine.
This restriction and tension can result in strain or an inflammatory reaction of the spinal nerve fibers that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these nerves become irritated or constricted, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and prickling in your hip and leg.
The answer is to rebuild the healthy function of your discs and increase overall flexibility and mobility in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. It works by stretching your spine and minimizing the pressure on your discs.
The therapy is extremely safe and Dr. Blake will be sure that that you’re comfortable during the treatment.
We find that most people experience dramatic relief after just a few treatments. We’ll know very shortly after beginning treatment if the method will work for you.
If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Blake a call now. We’re conveniently located in Harrisburg, PA, and our phone number is (717) 657-2561.