Spinal Decompression Therapy
Dr. Lewis has taken care of many, many patients in Joplin, MO who are suffering from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other conditions. One of the devices we use in our clinic to help our patients is spinal decompression treatments.
Non-surgical spinal decompression allows your back to improve by restoring the healthy functioning of the vertebral discs in your spine, helping them to get back to their normal, healthy condition.
How does non-surgical spinal decompression help your spine heal?
Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by resilient, fibrous, flexible discs. The vertebral discs enable your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also work as padding between the spinal vertebrae.
If your back is injured or if you have persistent pain, certain portions of your back can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This stiffness of the spine results in tremendous force on the soft disks that protect the spine.
This restriction and pressure can result in strain or inflammation of the spinal nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these nerves become inflamed or pinched, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and prickling in your hip and leg.
The key is to regain the normal function of your discs and restore overall flexibility and mobility in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. Spinal decompression works by stretching your spine and decreasing the pressure on your discs.
The procedure is very safe and Dr. Lewis will ensure that you’re comfortable during the therapy.
We find that most people experience impressive relief after just a few sessions. We’ll know very soon after starting treatment if the approach will work for you.
If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Lewis a call today. We’re conveniently located in Joplin, MO, and our phone number is (417) 782-2504 .