7 Health Benefits of Spinal Decompression

2018-06-18T12:12:12+00:00June 8th, 2018|Spinal Decompression|

Wait! Before you go into surgery for your spine, see is Spinal Decompression is right for you. Back surgery is not only invasive, it can cause some pretty nasty side effects such as infections, nerve damage, and a long wait time for your healing body. Spinal Decompression, which is simply laying on a table and letting it stretch out your back can often treat the issues that you’re considering surgery for with none of those negative side effects. Check HERE for more information about the process of Spinal Decompression.

   Even if you’re not considering surgery, and perhaps you’re just experiencing some pain in your back and neck, Spinal Decompression is often a treatment that helps alleviate a variety of issues that may all share the same root. Besides preventing surgery, Spinal Decompression has a plethora of health benefits that you could start getting today; here’s seven that we listed below.

Undoes Damage From Poor Posture

While many of us do our very best to sit up straight and have that supermodel posture, a lot of us fall short. It’s not entirely our faults either, desk jobs and a tendency to sit and watch our favorite shows after work often greatly attribute to less than ideal posture. As we spend hours upon hours sitting down, your back gets tired of holding your body up, so you slouch, which makes it more difficult for your back to support yourself even while walking.
A side effect of that slouching is that the disks in your back – which are little cushions between each bone in your spine – become squished. Straight posture allows those cushions to have breathing room to circulate fluid and oxygen, while a hunched over position squishes the inside of those disks and cuts them off from the fluid and oxygen that they need. After a period of time, these can stay smashed down, and that’s where Spinal Decompression comes in.
When you go in for Spinal Decompression, it pulls your spine and eases the pressure off of the disks, which allows them to reconnect with the circulation in your body. This improves the overall health of your spine over time can undo the damage that’s unintentionally caused by our daily bad posture.

Turns Back Time For Degenerative Disk Disease

When we’re young, everything is healthy and pretty easy to maintain; some of us remember those days when we could pull all-nighters and eat pizza for every meal without a single bit of stress. But as we get older, our heads start to nod at 10:00 PM, and we find ourselves enjoying salad a little more and more. Naturally, our spines age along with our body; things that you see on the outside – such as a drier skin tone – happens to the disks in our spines as well. They naturally lose the elasticity and spring that they once had, and this is simply called Degenerative disk disease.
The main reason a spine has more difficulty holding in the fluid is simple gravity – yep, the force that keeps us glued to the earth also pulls down on your spinal bones and squishes out that fluid, and as time goes by, it gets more difficult for those disks to take in that water. They become thinner over time, which is a reason why people notice a loss in height as they grow older.
Spinal Decompression helps reverse that just by pulling the bones apart. When your disks have less pressure on them, it’s like that gulp of air after running a sprint. It gives the disks a second chance to put that cushion back in your back.

Helps Treat Bulging or Herniated Disks

There are many factors that can lead to a bulging disk – poor posture, degenerative disk disease, and back injuries, but the result is always the same. Stress over time on your back can lead to bulging disks. This is when the disks are squeezed by the bones, and without any relief or relaxation time, their outer walls start to lose structural integrity and start to bulge out. If a large amount of pressure is applied, that wall can burst entirely, which causes Herniated Disks.
Herniated Disks are when the outer bit of the disk tears or bursts, which releases the fluid (more of a jelly, really) inside. Because your spine is part of the central nervous system, it’s coated in nerves which take feedback from the rest of your body and actually stores your reflexes. When the fluid within the herniated disk leaks out, it can cause a pinched nerve – which is simply no fun. This can cause pain, weakness of your arms, legs, and neck, and it can also cause pins and needles and unpleasant numbness.
Spinal Decompression relieves the pressure off of the disks, which naturally reduces the bulging effect. If a disk has been herniated, relieving pressure, and continuing to go back for Spinal Decompression Treatments will keep that pressure off of the disks and allow them to heal up over time. Because your body naturally heals itself, a surgery is not always necessary for herniated disks, and spinal decompression is a much less invasive and time-consuming procedure than surgery.

Relieves Pain In Your Back and Neck

There are almost too many reasons for back and neck pain to count: As our bodies age and get weaker, it’s natural to experience pain in your back and neck from years of poor posture and lack of physical movement. If you’ve been in a car accident, however, it’s expected to experience extensive pain in your back, neck, and legs, depending on the severity of the accident and damages done. Lastly, if you participate in physical exercise, it’s possible to create micro-tears in your back muscles due to moving too suddenly, lifting too heavy items, or straining under poor form at the gym. These micro tears can often not heal properly and grow in number over time due to poor posture and overuse. All of these can cause extensive pain in the back and neck.
Whatever may be causing the pain that you’re experiencing, Spinal Decompression is a safe method of relieving that pain. As previously mentioned, straightening out your back will turn back the clock for you, allow you to heal from accidents, and improve your posture will reduce the strain on your muscles, which can be struggling against your spine as is.

Undoes Damage From Poor Posture

While many of us do our very best to sit up straight and have that supermodel posture, a lot of us fall short. It’s not entirely our faults either, desk jobs and a tendency to sit and watch our favorite shows after work often greatly attribute to less than ideal posture. As we spend hours upon hours sitting down, your back gets tired of holding your body up, so you slouch, which makes it more difficult for your back to support yourself even while walking.
A side effect of that slouching is that the disks in your back – which are little cushions between each bone in your spine – become squished. Straight posture allows those cushions to have breathing room to circulate fluid and oxygen, while a hunched over position squishes the inside of those disks and cuts them off from the fluid and oxygen that they need. After a period of time, these can stay smashed down, and that’s where Spinal Decompression comes in.
When you go in for Spinal Decompression, it pulls your spine and eases the pressure off of the disks, which allows them to reconnect with the circulation in your body. This improves the overall health of your spine over time can undo the damage that’s unintentionally caused by our daily bad posture.

Turns Back Time For Degenerative Disk Disease

When we’re young, everything is healthy and pretty easy to maintain; some of us remember those days when we could pull all-nighters and eat pizza for every meal without a single bit of stress. But as we get older, our heads start to nod at 10:00 PM, and we find ourselves enjoying salad a little more and more. Naturally, our spines age along with our body; things that you see on the outside – such as a drier skin tone – happens to the disks in our spines as well. They naturally lose the elasticity and spring that they once had, and this is simply called Degenerative disk disease.
The main reason a spine has more difficulty holding in the fluid is simple gravity – yep, the force that keeps us glued to the earth also pulls down on your spinal bones and squishes out that fluid, and as time goes by, it gets more difficult for those disks to take in that water. They become thinner over time, which is a reason why people notice a loss in height as they grow older.
Spinal Decompression helps reverse that just by pulling the bones apart. When your disks have less pressure on them, it’s like that gulp of air after running a sprint. It gives the disks a second chance to put that cushion back in your back.

Helps Treat Bulging or Herniated Disks

There are many factors that can lead to a bulging disk – poor posture, degenerative disk disease, and back injuries, but the result is always the same. Stress over time on your back can lead to bulging disks. This is when the disks are squeezed by the bones, and without any relief or relaxation time, their outer walls start to lose structural integrity and start to bulge out. If a large amount of pressure is applied, that wall can burst entirely, which causes Herniated Disks.
Herniated Disks are when the outer bit of the disk tears or bursts, which releases the fluid (more of a jelly, really) inside. Because your spine is part of the central nervous system, it’s coated in nerves which take feedback from the rest of your body and actually stores your reflexes. When the fluid within the herniated disk leaks out, it can cause a pinched nerve – which is simply no fun. This can cause pain, weakness of your arms, legs, and neck, and it can also cause pins and needles and unpleasant numbness.
Spinal Decompression relieves the pressure off of the disks, which naturally reduces the bulging effect. If a disk has been herniated, relieving pressure, and continuing to go back for Spinal Decompression Treatments will keep that pressure off of the disks and allow them to heal up over time. Because your body naturally heals itself, a surgery is not always necessary for herniated disks, and spinal decompression is a much less invasive and time-consuming procedure than surgery.

Relieves Pain In Your Back and Neck

There are almost too many reasons for back and neck pain to count: As our bodies age and get weaker, it’s natural to experience pain in your back and neck from years of poor posture and lack of physical movement. If you’ve been in a car accident, however, it’s expected to experience extensive pain in your back, neck, and legs, depending on the severity of the accident and damages done. Lastly, if you participate in physical exercise, it’s possible to create micro-tears in your back muscles due to moving too suddenly, lifting too heavy items, or straining under poor form at the gym. These micro tears can often not heal properly and grow in number over time due to poor posture and overuse. All of these can cause extensive pain in the back and neck.
Whatever may be causing the pain that you’re experiencing, Spinal Decompression is a safe method of relieving that pain. As previously mentioned, straightening out your back will turn back the clock for you, allow you to heal from accidents, and improve your posture will reduce the strain on your muscles, which can be struggling against your spine as is.

Overall Improvement In Your Quality of Life

Overall Improvement In Your Quality of Life

There are multiple other positives that you will experience from Spinal Decompression, and although the effects are almost incidental, the benefits they give you are an amazing lift to your life. For example, continuing on the relieving pain benefit, lower back pain has been cited as the second most common reason for missing work; fixing that back pain will allow you to get back on your feet and back into the workforce much faster. Reducing that back pain will naturally increase your mobility because you will no longer be stressing about hurting yourself while moving and instead be living in the moment.

Get Better Sleep

Another positive is that you’ll get better nights rests. If you’ve ever been kept awake by tossing and turning because your body just won’t get in a comfortable position, then you know exactly what we mean. Adjusting that spine and relieving that pressure on your back will open a variety of sleeping positions to you that will help you get a better night’s rest.

Improved Circulation

When your spine gets decompressed, it helps circulate fluids throughout your body. This will flush the lymphatic system, thus increasing your immune system. Increasing that circulation of fluids also helps get fluids up to your brain which can boost your memory and concentration. Lastly, because your overall circulation is improved, it will send extra fluids up to your face and scalp as you lay there- providing an extra amount of oxygen and nutrients to your skin and scalp.

Healthier Digestion

The last indirect positive that you can experience from a Spinal Decompression Treatment is an improved digestion tract; although this can seem like a stretch, poor posture certainly squishes your abdomen and cramps the space that your track needs to properly process food. By decompressing your spine and straightening your posture, it allows room for your muscles to contract and breathe – so to speak – and push through waste in your digestive system. In summary, decompressing that spine affects so much more than just your back health; it improves your entire body’s health!

Sometimes we don’t think about how much our back does for us; not only is the support system of our body, it helps ensure that all of our processes work properly by helping cycle through blood, and taking messages from the body. When our back is out of whack, it throws our entire life into a mess, and it affects much more than just your spine. That’s why it’s so important to take care of it.
Spinal Decompression is one of the best ways to take care of your back; not only is it a preventative treatment for potential back pain and herniated disks, it also helps treat those issues that have already happened. In general, a few Spinal Decompression treatments can press the reset button on your spine and set those bones into alignment; when they’re aligned, it helps keeps those disks pumped with fluid and relieves that pressure off of your back muscles which could be struggling to keep your spine from bending in an unnatural way. If your goal is to keep moving and have a high quality of life, you’ll want to see if Spinal Decompression can help you out.

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