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By Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center
December 29, 2014
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Your Austin, TX chiropractor offers a variety of treatments to alleviate chronic pain.

If you are dealing with chronic back pain, you certainly aren’t alone. It is the single most common cause of disability worldwide and Spinal Decompressioneach year about 50 percent of Americans state that they experience back pain. While this problem afflicts millions, this doesn’t mean that you have to just accept the problem. Through the use of spinal decompression therapy, your Austin, TX chiropractor can treat your chronic pain.

What is spinal decompression therapy in Austin, TX?

This nonsurgical treatment helps to stretch and elongate the spine using either a traction table or device to help reduce pain and discomfort in the back and legs, and to promote healing in these areas. By creating pressure on certain part of the body, we can reposition bulging and herniated discs and take pressure off these areas of the spinal to improve mobility and function.

What common problems does spinal decompression therapy help?

Spinal decompression therapy can help alleviate pain and other symptoms caused by herniated and ruptured discs, disc tears, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and facet syndrome.

How is spinal decompression performed?

You will not need to remove your clothes for this specific therapy. We will place two harnesses on you: one around your pelvis and another around your stomach. Then we will have you lie down on a table, which we can operate and manipulate using a computer to help apply the proper pressure needed for your condition.

How long does spinal decompression therapy take?

One treatment session takes about 30 to 45 minutes, on average. This session may take longer if you are opting for other complementary treatments like heat therapy or electrical stimulation. We will recommend a course of around 20 treatments that will take place over five to seven weeks, depending on the severity of your symptoms and your condition.

Am I a good candidate for spinal decompression?

If you are suffering from any of the above conditions and experiencing pain, then spinal decompression could be a good option for you. This is also an ideal treatment for someone who has exhausted other conservative measures and doesn’t want to opt for surgical treatment just yet. However, if you are currently pregnant or you have a fracture, tumor or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, then we do not recommend this course of action.

If you want to see if spinal decompression in Austin, TX could help reduce some of your symptoms, then call our office today. Give yourself the gift of a more active and pain-free lifestyle this New Year.


By Bee Caves Chiropractic & Scoliosis Center
December 15, 2014
Tags: Back Pain  


Relieve pinched nerves and other back ailments by incorporating these exercises into your daily routine.

 
Back problems can happen to anyone. In fact, wear and tear has often already occurred by the time you reach your 30s. Therefore, it’s back painnever too early to start spinal decompression exercises to protect your spinal discs and to promote a healthy spine. If you’ve been wondering if spinal decompression in Austin could help relieve neck or back problems, here are some effective exercises to help you combat your painful symptoms:
 
 
Exercise ball: Whether at the gym or in the comfort of your own home, an exercise ball can help you properly stretch just by lying on your stomach across the ball, reaching your hands out and allowing your back to stretch all the way across and relax (always keep your back rounded). This technique will increase strength and also offer all the benefits of stretching.
 
 
Yoga Blocks: While this might sound like some kind of torture device, we promise you won’t have to contort yourself into any awkward positions to gain relief. Just by placing the block under your bottom (not your lower back) and draping over it for a minute, you will notice that the tension in your back will slowly start to release. Hold this position for about one minute. After the minute is up, gently rock your knees into your chest to workout tight muscles.
 
 
Poses: There are certain poses you can perform that will also help relieve pressure and tight muscles in your back.
 
Cat stretch: your knees and elbows are on the ground and your head is facing down. Raise your lower back using your abdominal muscles and hold for about 15 to 20 seconds.
Child’s pose: This elongates the spine, helping to stretch out the lower back. Start on your knees and slowly lower your head to the floor (keeping your arms by your legs). As you lower to the ground, start to pull your upper body to the ground to make the stretch even better. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds.
 
 
How can spinal decompression exercises help?
 
 
- They increase back and core stability
 
- They help relieve pressure on vertebrae to prevent damage
 
- They promote a healthier lifestyle
 
- They increase range of motion
 
 
If your neck or back problems have made day-to-day activities a challenge, call your Austin chiropractor today to schedule an appointment. We want to alleviate your pain and get you up and moving!
 



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