FDA-Approved Spinal Decompression in Littleton CO

disc injury can be helped by a chiropractor

The FDA has cleared Spinal Decompression in Littleton CO, which is a non-surgical procedure used to treat some spinal disorders. The disorders are caused by disc injuries in the neck and lower back. Spinal Decompression is an effective and safe therapy that has been proven to successfully treat herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, pinched nerves, radiating pain in the arm, leg pain, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, skeletal and neuromuscular disorders.

Due to the compressive forces the discs are subjected to, any damage or weakening they suffer is easily aggravated. A healthy or normal disk on the other hand is able to distribute forces exerted on its harder outer layer evenly. However, when the disc gets damaged, the outer hard layer dries and weakens, which leads to the development of small fissures and tears that expose the inner softer layer. Moreover, the compressive forces from below and above the disc increase pressure on the exposed inner layer, pushing it out through the tears and fissures.

The compression of the exposed softer layer results in nerve root pressure. That leads to a painful sensation coming from injured discs, which may worsen as time goes by. Moreover, the pressure on the bulging or herniation spreads to the nerve roots causing more pain and restricting normal blood flow. The decompression or axial traction of the vertebrae leads to a condition known as negative intra-disc pressure or "vacuum effect." The phenomenon is compared to a wet sponge. When it is compressed, the water is expelled from the sponge, leaving it dry. However, as the compressive forces are released, the sponge sucks in any fluid around it.

What Is Spinal Decompression Used For in Littleton CO?

Spinal Decompression in Littleton CO is used to successfully separate the vertebrae discs and create a vacuum between the injured discs. The overall effect is that the herniated material or the bulge is pulled back in, thereby decreasing pressure on the nerve root. Furthermore, it helps to speed up the healing of the disc. The process happens microscopically during each session, but cumulatively, the results are profound.

The procedure is done in cycles, which alternate between decompression or traction, and partial relaxation. Spinal Decompression leads to the absorption of oxygen, water, as well as fluids rich in nutrients into the disc's inner section. The procedure also creates a pumping effect that relays the sucked-in nutrients to the damaged disc fibers, thereby speeding their healing and strengthening process. When Spinal Decompression is combined with rehab thereby used to correct biomechanics, stretching of tight muscles, and increase muscular endurance, it becomes easier to manage disorders related to vertebrae discs.


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Littleton Chiropractic

8156 S Wadsworth Blvd G
Littleton, CO 80128

(303) 346-8362