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Spinal Decompression Therapy

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. Ryan Abrahamson offers spinal decompression therapy right in Hendersonville, TN.

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a 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.

Injured spinal joints or spinal joints that are misaligned cause the discs to wear out, collapse and dehydrate over time. You become more prone to herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis as a result. This wearing process 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 re-hydrate the injured disc with water, oxygen, and nutrients. Once re-hydrated, the spinal disc can be begin to repair itself. This is just one of several different treatment options we use at Tankersley Chiropractic. We also utilize spinal manipulations or adjustments, intersegmental traction and acupuncture to correct spinal misalignments, reduce your pain and make life much easier to live.

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Painful?

One of the most common questions we receive from our patients when it comes to spinal adjustments or decompression therapy is whether or not it is painful. Thankfully, the answer is no. Although you will likely feel some stretching in your in your back (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 office today and schedule your appointment for spinal decompression therapy. We want to get you back to life, to playing, to being you.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

A Hypothesis Of Chronic Back Pain And How Decompression Can Help You

  1. Single trauma or cumulative microtrauma will cause a subfailure injury or small tears in the disc and ligaments of the spine.
    (Subfailure injuriesare incomplete injuries which may range between tearing of a few fibers to a nearly complete rupture)

  2. When the injured joint performs a task or it is challenged by an external load, the signal generated by the mechanoreceptors are corrupted or altered and confuse the brain. Mechanoreceptors tell the brain what the joints are doing.

  3. The neuromuscular control unit has difficulty in interpreting the corrupted signals from the mechanoreceptors because there is mismatch between the normally expected signal and the corrupted signals received.

  4. The muscle response pattern generated by the neuromuscular control unit is corrupted, affecting the coordination and activation of each spinal muscle.

  5. The corrupted muscle response pattern leads to corrupted feedback to the control unit via tendon organs of muscles and injured mechanoreceptors, further corrupting the muscle response pattern.

  6. The corrupted muscle response pattern produces high stresses and strains in spinal components leading to further subfailure injury of the spinal ligaments, mechanoreceptors and muscles, and overload of facet joints.

  7. The abnormal stresses and strains produce inflammation of spinal tissues, which have abundant supply of nociceptive (pain) sensors and neural structures.

  8. Consequently, over time, chronic back pain may develop.

Spinal decompression helps undo this process, over time by changing the signal coming out of the damaged joint, disc and ligaments.

Full article here: A hypothesis of chronic back pain: ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle control dysfunction

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