Do you suffer from back pain, neck discomfort, or sciatica (pain that radiates down your leg)? Are you looking for relief that doesn’t involve surgery or some other invasive procedure? Dr. Jim Sweeney is a well-known and highly respected chiropractor that offers spinal decompression therapy right in Nashville, TN.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a chiropractic-based pain relief option that involves slowly stretching your spine. The main goal is to relieve the pressure on any bulging or herniated discs, thereby relieving the pain associated with the compression. This also allows the compressed areas of your spine to heal more rapidly, allowing you to get back to your pain-free daily living as quickly as possible – all without surgical intervention.
Aging causes the spinal discs to collapse and dehydrate, making you more prone to herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis. This can place pressure on the spinal nerves and intervertebral discs, causing back pain and neck pain. Spinal decompression therapy gently eases pressure on the discs and nerves, allowing fluids to rush back to the injured disc with water, oxygen, and nutrients. Once rehydrated, the spinal disc can be begin to repair itself.
This is just one of several different chiropractic treatment options that we use at Sweeney Chiropractic that offers effective pain relief. We also utilize manual spinal manipulations, also referred to as chiropractic adjustments, to correct spinal misalignments, making life much easier to live. We also use corrective exercise, flexibility training, and myofascial release to strengthen and rebuild your muscles to prevent future pain.
Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Painful?
One of the most common questions we receive from our Nashville patients when it comes to spinal decompression therapy is whether or not it is painful. Thankfully, the answer is no. Although you will likely feel some stretching in your spinal area (which is a good thing because that is exactly what you want to feel), you should not feel any pain.
To begin your road to recovery and start to ease your neck and back pain or sciatica, call our Nashville chiropractic office today and schedule your appointment for spinal decompression therapy.