Do you suffer from pain caused by sciatica, degenerative disc disease, or a pinched nerve? Spinal decompression is an effective approach to pain relief that doesn’t require surgery or potentially habit-forming medications. You may want to consider nonsurgical as a treatment for herniated discs, posterior facet syndrome, and many other conditions that cause debilitating pain.
Though chiropractic care also involves the manipulation of the spine to improve alignment and relieve pain, nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, is a different form of treatment entirely. Key to this process is a unique spinal decompression table, which creates traction in the spine.
During your visit to Prunty Chiropractic, you’ll be secured to one of these tables by your practitioner. Advanced computer technology then regulates how the steps interact with your body, controlling things like the intensity and duration of the stretch. This provides optimal results with minimal discomfort.
The goal of spinal decompression is, as the name might suggest, to reduce the pressure between spinal discs that are compressed. By relieving compression, this form of therapy also pulls in the oxygen, water, and nutrients needed to promote healing and recovery.
Our patients can attest to the effectiveness of decompression therapy as a means of pain relief. We recommend this form of nonsurgical treatment to address pain caused by several conditions.
Herniated discs have a huge impact on your overall health and wellness. Not only do they cause radiating pain and lead to conditions like sciatica, but they can also cause nerve damage and permanently hinder balance and mobility. This makes it increasingly more difficult to stay active, which is something you’ll especially want to do during the spring and summer. Spinal decompression is a great treatment for herniated discs because it promotes realignment, relieves pressure, and reduces pain and weakness.
TREATMENT FOR DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
Degenerative disc disease is when your spinal discs break down or become damaged, leading to severe pain and mobility issues. Much in the same way that it’s used as a treatment for herniated discs, spinal decompression therapy helps realign and depressurize degenerated discs. Increasing the flow of water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged disc helps expedite healing and thus keeps pain levels lower.
We offer a variety of rehab techniques to help manage pain, improve mobility, and promote overall wellness. Our treatments are tailored to each patient's individual needs.
Different types of electric stimulation (e-stim) can be used during therapy. These therapeutic treatments can decrease pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and help your muscles contract properly.
The various types include:
Electrical stimulation often is used to augment your rehab therapy program after an injury or illness. It should not be the only treatment you receive when attending rehab therapy.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a passive therapy used at Prunty Chiropractic. The ultrasound machine contains a crystal that produces ultrasonic waves upon receiving an electrical charge.
These high-frequency sound waves create tiny vibrations that are able to pass in through your skin to reach deeper tissues. These vibrations are virtually undetectable to the person receiving ultrasound treatment.
Ultrasound vibrations can be delivered as pulses or continuous waves. Continuous ultrasound vibrations generate noticeable heat, while pulsed ultrasound vibrations do not.
Therapeutic ultrasound is different than diagnostic ultrasound. Diagnostic ultrasound is used to create images of internal structures and is used to diagnose an injury or disease or manage pregnancy. Therapeutic ultrasound does not take images. It has been used as a treatment since 1950.
If you've been injured while playing sports, we can help. Our chiropractors are experienced in treating sports injuries and can help you get back to playing your favorite sport as soon as possible.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that naturally stimulates the body’s healing process. It relieve pain and promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It does this by releasing growth factors in the injured tissue.
Cupping is an alternative holistic therapy intended to relieve various illnesses and ailments. Today, this therapy is used for issues specifically in the musculoskeletal system. This therapy uses special cups on the skin that create a localized suction. Though it's recently become a popular treatment, cupping therapy has been around for a long time.
At Prunty Chiropractic we use special cups on the skin to create suction for a few minutes at a time. Cupping reduces pain, inflammation, and discomfort in soft tissue. It also increases the range of motion wherever it may be restricted or limited.
Kinesiology tape is a style of therapeutic tape made with flexible elastic to allow the tape to move with you rather than restrict movement.
Some reasons for using kinesiology tape are:
Pregnancy can be tough on your body, but chiropractic care can help. We offer safe and effective prenatal chiropractic care to help you feel better and prepare for childbirth. Schedule an appointment today.
Chiropractic care isn't just for adults. We offer pediatric chiropractic care to help children achieve optimal health and wellness. Our gentle techniques are safe and effective for children of all ages.