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If you're suffering from back pain, tingling in your arms, pain in your legs or other debilitating problems, then you may be in need of spinal decompression -- and our Odessa chiropractor at Back Pain Institute of West Texas, Dr. Mehaffey, can provide it. Unlike surgical methods for relieving spinal nerve impingement, our spinal decompression in Odessa TX is painless, non-invasive, and requires no recovery time.
A healthy spinal column is a complex assembly consisting of multiple vertebrae, facet joints connecting the vertebrae, intervertebral discs that cushion against jolts and bumps, and nerve roots that extend from the spinal cord out through spaces between the vertebrae. When these structures are shifted out of their normal position, the nerve roots or even the spinal cord itself can become "pinched." Impingement in the upper spine may cause pain, tingling, loss of motor control or loss of feeling in an arm or leg, a problem known as cervical radiculopathy. In the lumbar region, compression of the sciatic nerve can cause lower back pain and leg symptoms (sciatica).
Spinal nerve impingement is often associated with disc problems. For instance, discs tend to lose height as they age and begin to lose internal water content, and they may bulge outward onto nerve roots. Herniated discs may develop from bulging discs, or they may occur suddenly in connection with an acute injury. A tear in the disc casing allows the inner material to push its way onto nerve tissue, causing inflammation and upper or lower back pain. Spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and other degenerative changes may contribute to your symptoms. While chiropractic adjustments from our chiropractor in Odessa can help restore the position of errant vertebrae, disc issues may call for spinal decompression.
Spinal compression therapy works on the principle of flexion distraction force. By applying a gentle outward-pulling force to the spinal column, our chiropractor in Odessa creates vacuum pressure between the vertebrae at the point of nerve impingement. This force safely pulls bulging or herniated discs away from nerve roots and back where they belong -- securely within the spinal column. The vacuum pressure also encourages healing in herniated discs and adds moisture to bulging discs.
Once our Odessa chiropractor has determined that you can benefit from spinal decompression therapy, you're ready to have your first session. You'll wear two harnesses, one in the pelvic area and one around your trunk. All you have to do is lie peacefully on our motorized table throughout this painless procedure, which typically takes less than 45 minutes. Multiple sessions can provide drug-free back pain relief while also easing other neurological symptoms.
If you need to take the pinch off a nagging pinched nerve, ask our Odessa and Andrews chiropractor about spinal decompression therapy. Call (432) 332-3388 for a consultation!
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