Dr. Sweeney has taken care of many, many patients in Nashville, TN who are struggling with back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other conditions. One of the procedures we utilize in our office to help our patients is spinal decompression treatments.
Spinal decompression helps your back to recover by restoring the natural functioning of the vertebral discs in your back, enabling them to get back to their normal, healthy condition.
How does spinal decompression help your spinal column heal?
Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by sturdy, fibrous, flexible discs. The discs permit your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also function as shock absorbing between the vertebrae.
If your lower back is injured or if you have chronic symptoms, the individual portions of your spine can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This rigidity of the spine produces tremendous force on the padded disks that support the spine.
This limitation and tension can result in strain or an inflammatory reaction of the vertebral nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these nerves become inflamed or constricted, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and tingling in your hip and leg.
The answer is to recover the normal function of your discs and enhance flexibility and mobility in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. The technique works by stretching your spinal column and decreasing the pressure on your discs.
The treatment method is completely safe and Dr. Sweeney will be sure that that you’re comfortable during the procedure.
We find that most people experience dramatic relief after just a few sessions. We’ll know very soon after beginning treatment if the method will work for you.
If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Sweeney a call today. We’re conveniently located in Nashville, TN, and our phone number is (615) 331-7040.