Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression refers to a non-surgical treatment that can be used to reduce/eliminate pain and related symptoms experienced if you have a spinal issue or condition. If you suffer from pain associated with sciatica, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or other degenerative disc diseases, Dr. Tryphonas at Chiropractic Rehab in Virginia Beach, VA, can help reduce the discomfort using spinal decompression and other chiropractic techniques.

What happens during a spinal decompression therapy visit?

During spinal decompression therapy, the patient lies on a table designed for this application. Dr. Tryphonas then applies gentle spinal traction to create negative pressure along the spine's discs. This then helps to retract a herniated/bulging disc, ultimately promoting the flow of necessary healing elements of oxygen, nutrients, and water to the afflicted areas. The result offers improved mobility as well as a reduction in pain.

Spinal decompression provides these potentially significant benefits -

Reduces Nerve Pressure

When a disc bulges or becomes herniated, it often presses on a nearby nerve, and this leads to pain and tingling sensations, and numbness. Spinal decompression helps to retract the out-of-place disc, thereby reducing the nerve pressure and resulting pain.

Promotes the Flow of Nutrients

Spinal decompression's negative pressure promotes the flow of essential nutrients - water and oxygen required for healing. This nourishment helps to strengthen damaged tissue, which helps to reduce inflammation and pain.  

Stimulates the Healing Process

Spinal decompression therapy, by increasing the flow of blood to the area of the spine affected, helps to repair tissue and encourage regeneration.

Restores Proper Alignment

Spinal decompression therapy helps to restore proper and natural alignment, ultimately helping the spine to perform and function optimally. A properly aligned spine helps lessen the stress placed on muscles and joints, which then allows for pain relief and an improvement in mobility.  

Chiropractors can use different techniques when providing a patient with spinal decompression therapy. These include either manual or mechanical decompression. And as each technique's name implies, manual decompression refers to chiropractic manipulation techniques, whereas mechanical decompression employs the use of a motorized device that allows for the spine's traction.

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Do you live or work in the greater Virginia Beach area and want additional information regarding Dr. Tryphonas's professional chiropractic services? Contact our professional staff at 757-424-2626, online, or for more immediate assistance; please send us a text message to 757-318-1598.

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