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Spinal Decompression for Back Pain

Chronic back pain is one of the reasons why most people utilize chiropractic care. Degenerative bone conditions in the setting of physiological aging or pathological systemic disorders can affect the integrity of spinal region by increasing the risk of disc prolapse, disc herniation or other spinal conditions.

Untreated or poorly managed back pain due to organic reasons may lead to complications such as:

  • Nerve impingement
  • Nerve, muscle and bone damage due to persistent pressure on the associated structures of vertebrae.
  • Poor quality of life
  • Severe pain that may increase the risk of developing renal, kidney, liver damage as a result of chronic intake of pain-relieving medications
  • Sometimes people develop numbness of arms and legs along with tingling sensations due to neurological involvement.

What is Spinal Decompression?

Back pain in the setting of spinal herniation, disc prolapse, spinal stenosis and other types of spinal degenerative diseases can be largely managed by inducing traction to realign spinal segments by subjecting the vertebrae to negative pressure. Spinal decompression allow chiropractors to alleviate the pressure and stress from compressed spinal segments to optimize healing and recovery.

Nashville chiropractor Dr. Jim Sweeney provides instrumental spinal decompression in addition to manual spinal adjustments in order to alleviate compression and symptoms associated with disc degeneration.

Spinal decompression is also combined with other modes of chiropractic therapies at our Nashville office, based on individual preferences and patient requirements; such as:

  • Corrective exercises and postures (such as partial inversion or inversion to provide necessary spinal traction)
  • Myofascial release to prevent recurrence of back pain episodes in future
  • Flexibility and strength training to improve the stability and power of spinal muscles and connective tissue.

If you are experiencing troubling back pain or symptoms of spinal compression, remember that delaying medical treatment could lead to worsening symptoms or neurological damage. Contact Nashville chiropractor Dr. Jim Sweeney to get out of pain today

April 15, 2014

Dr. Sweeney

Dr. Jim Sweeney & Dr. Jon Sweeney, your Nashville Chiropractors and Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduates, provide quality chiropractic care to patients in Nashville, TN. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Sweeney Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.