Spinal Decompression in Tallahassee - Is It Painful?
It’s that time of year again. The trees are getting ready for winter and their leaves are falling, making a mess in your yard.
If you want a nice-looking yard, raking is a must. After hours of raking, though, you can end up with a massive backache.
Back pain after an activity like this can be muscle tension – or it could be a compressed nerve. If you have an irritated or inflamed nerve, Dr. Fred Russo a Tallahassee chiropractor can ease your pain with spinal decompression.
What Causes Nerve Compression?
Repetitive motions – like raking your yard for hours – can lead to nerve compression syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common types of nerve entrapment but nearly any nerve can become irritated or inflamed , including those in your:
- Lower back
In addition to repetitive motions, nerve compression is often attributed to:
- Herniated discs
- Bone spurs on the vertebra
- A tumor
Why Pain-Free Spinal Decompression Therapy Works
Spinal decompression therapy takes pressure off the nerve. Decompression also helps reduce the muscle tension and spasms associated with a irritated nerve.
One of the main questions patients ask Dr. Russo is if spinal decompression therapy is painful. Thankfully, it is not.
The decompression process is very gentle – you’ll lay (fully dressed) on a comfortable, mechanized table that is controlled by a computer. Your chiropractor then places a harness around your waist.
When you’re ready, the operator will start the decompression process, in which one end of the table slowly and gently pulls away from the other. As this happens, your back stretches, easing the pressure off the nerves.
You won’t experience any jarring or sudden motions. Because the process is slow, it allows you to relax fully, experiencing an even deeper release and quick results.
Spinal Decompression – Reduce Your Need for Invasive Surgery
Regular spinal decompression therapy is safe, gentle, and non-invasive. Patients who’ve been told the only way to ease their back pain is through surgery have been pleasantly surprised at the results they’ve achieved with this therapy. Some can delay their need for surgery, while others end up not needing it at all.
If you’re interested in learning more about spinal decompression, contact your Tallahassee chiropractor, Dr. Fred Russo. He’ll be happy to answer all your questions and put his 26 years of experience to work for you.
Would you like to know if spinal decompression therapy is right for you? Contact us today at 850-422-2225 to schedule a consultation.