Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatment For Low Back Pain Using Non-surgical Decompression Therapy

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Lower back pain is common. In fact, it is the #1 reason for disability worldwide. This condition is caused by excessive use, injury, or maybe the result of a health condition. At some point in life, everyone can reasonably expect to experience low back pain in one form or another. Lower back pain can begin with a gradual pain or it can be rather sudden. No matter how it happens, it can become more intense and chronic.


Causes of lower back pain

  • Strain or sprain
    Having a strain or a sprain can result in lower back pain. Tearing or overstretching of a ligament can also result in a sprain. Overstretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon causes strains.

    Improper lifting of heavy loads, sports injuries, awkward twisting, etc. are some likely causes of lower back pain associated with strain and sprain. Tender lines, muscle spasms, and swelling are some possible symptoms that are related to back injury and strain.

  • Injury
    Injuries resulting from accidents, falls, and sports-related injuries can cause back pain. The spine in the lower back area is likely to be damaged when there is a forceful impact. Damage to the spine can occur in different forms such as ruptured or herniated disc, vertebrae fractures etc. Likely symptoms associated with injury-induced lower back pain include numbness and tingling sensations, which are felt right down to the legs.

  • Caudia Equina Syndrome
    When the caudia equina (nerves located in the lower region of the spinal cord) are damaged or compressed, the resulting condition is known as Caudia Equina Syndrome. Though a rare condition, Caudia Equina Syndrome can often occur as a result of a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and fractures, spinal surgery complication, infections etc. Likely symptoms include walking difficulties, chronic lower back pain, numbness, and loss of sensation in the legs.

  • Degenerative disc diseases
    Degenerative disc disease occurs due to wearing away of the spinal disc located in-between the spinal vertebrae. The disc loses its cushioning effect and tends to rub against other discs which can lead to severe lower back pain. Likely symptoms of degenerative disc disease-induced back pain include: bending or twisting difficulties, inability to lift objects, muscle inflammation, feeling of sharp pain in the lower back etc…

Benefits of using non-surgical decompression therapy for low back pain

Non-surgical decompression therapy involves spinal stretching by making use of motorized traction. Chiropractors in Amarillo make use of non-surgical decompression therapy to treat back pain. There are 23 jelly-like vertebrae discs located between bones found in the spine.

The primary purpose of each disc is to provide a cushioning effect to the bones in the spine. With the aid of non-surgical decompression therapy, chiropractors in Amarillo stretch the spine gently and pull the vertebrae discs apart.

Non-surgical decompression therapy is done to reduce any form of pressure on the vertebrae discs. The benefits of alleviating vertebrae disc pressure include the following:

  • Retraction of herniated or bulging disc
    The use of non-surgical decompression therapy by chiropractors helps to retract herniated discs back into the intervertebral space. This vertebrae disc retraction ensures that bones do not rub against each other and the cushion effect of the vertebral disc is restored, thus relieving back pain.

  • Non-surgical decompression therapy promotes movement of fluids and nutrients to the disc
    The use of non-surgical decompression therapy by chiropractors helps to encourage the flow of oxygen, water, and fluids rich in nutrients into the spine. The addition of nutrients, water, and oxygen to the spine ensures that you experience a healing effect in your damaged spine. The spinal disc becomes healthier, thus relieving the pain numbness and stiffness in the lower back.

How we can help

If you are suffering from disc degeneration and this is taking much of your time as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider visiting us.

We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.

Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and the neuromusculoskeletal system and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology. Dr. Williams is currently undergoing study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and will get certified in about two months.

Creek Stone Integrated Care
Jeff Williams, DC
3501 SW 45th St., Ste T
Amarillo, TX 79109

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