Decompression Therapy Helps with Chronic Disc Pain in Olympia WA

Decompression therapy helps with chronic disc pain in Olympia WA

Chiropractic Olympia WA Decompression

Spinal discs are the 2 layered cushioning structures between 2 vertebrae.

The outer layer of the spinal disc is harder to burst and protects the inner layer. The inner layer is fluid-filled. The disc helps provide a cushion for the vertebrae when they compress on themselves due to spinal pressure, providing enough area for the movement of the nerves going from the spine to the rest of the body. The discs, also, play a major role in the absorption of shock from the vertebrae to not pinch on or put pressure on the nerves going through the spine. The spinal discs play a huge role in helping the spine maintain its structure while still being flexible.

The outer layer of the spinal discs is very hard to burst and can handle a lot of pressure.
But, when there's too much pressure (more than it can handle), the body is facing certain health conditions, daily wear and tear of the spine, etc. Can cause the disc to get ruptured or irritated and cause pain.

The common symptoms of disc-based spinal pain in Olympia WA include back pain that gets worse with sneezing, coughing, or certain motions, numbness, tingling, pins, and needles sensations, radiating pain, etc.

The pain caused can also be called disc pain.
When the pain continues for longer than 3 months, it is called chronic disc pain.
When pain is chronic, home remedies and simple pain medications never provide relief.

Causes for chronic disc pain (CDP) in Olympia WA can be:

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Poor posture
  • Sedentary lifestyle and improper nutrition
  • Occupation with heavy lifting or repetitive motions
  • Traumatic injury

Different types of disc pain can be:

  • Herniated/ slipped or bulged disc: There might be a tear or "leak" in the outer layer of the disc causing the inner layer to leak through and bulge out, pressing on surrounding nerves.
  • Degenerative disc disease: Age, certain activities, health conditions, etc. the disc dries out and there isn't enough fluid to provide a cushion or absorb shock like before. This leads to pinching of nerves, causing pain.
  • Disc infections: Viral or bacterial infections of the spinal disc causing inflammation and swelling of the disc. The disc then presses on the nerves.
  • Disc strains/ sprains: irritation or inflammation of the disc due to the extreme pressure put on it. The disc, then like any other soft tissue, experiences strain/ sprains.

The root cause for all of these situations is the spinal disc and nerves. While antibiotics, medications, surgeries, etc are all great for spinal disc pain. But, they aren't quick, are expensive and time-consuming, have a possibility to have relapses and they aren't suitable for all because of their invasive nature.

Chiropractic care is based on spinal problems and curing them. Spinal decompression is a chiropractic treatment wherein the spine is elongated/ stretched in different directions to lengthen and decompress the vertebrae so that there is enough intervertebral space for the disc to pop back into place, get an influx of healing endorphins and hormones, oxygen, and nutrients to heal and provide cushion again while reducing any inflammation and fighting infections.

Spinal Decompression has the following benefits for CDP:

  • Non-invasive and, thus, suitable for people of all ages and most health conditions
  • Pain-free procedure
  • Effective in pain relief and management
  • Less time consuming
  • More cost-effective
  • Addresses root cause of the problem
  • Provides long-term results, if not a solution.
  • Improves posture, body immunity, circulation, mobility, and flexibility
  • No side effects

So, if you are facing back pain for any reason, try visiting a chiropractor, it might change your life.

Happy healing!

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