Natural Relief for Low Back and Neck Pain
If you live in Harrisburg, Hershey, Progress, Colonial Park, Lower Paxton, or Grantville, PA and struggle with low back pain, neck pain, or pain and other symptoms in the extremities, you may find the relief you seek through spinal decompression right here at Skocik Chiropractic. This advanced technique can provide natural, non-surgical treatment for a disc injury, at the same time resolving nerve problems that cause low back or neck pain.
The spinal column must support the entire skeleton while also housing the spinal cord, the delicate tube of nerve tissue that feeds neural impulses to all parts of the body. The nerves meet the spinal cord in trunk-like nerve roots that protrude from between vertebrae, in close proximity to the gelatinous discs that cushion and support these vertebrae. A disc injury such as a herniated or bulging disc can push one side of the disc material out of the spinal column so that it exerts pressure against a nerve root. Depending on which nerve roots or nerves or impinged by the disc injury, you may experience neck pain, low back pain, headaches and other forms of pain, including pain and tingling in the arms or legs. An impingement of the sciatic nerve or its nerve roots, for example, may cause the leg pain and numbness that characterize sciatica.
While acute injuries that misalign the spinal column are responsible for some forms of disc injury and nerve impingement, a number of degenerative or chronic illnesses can also contribute to painful compression-type injuries. Age-related dehydration can cause discs to lose some of their height and cushioning power, producing intervertebral compression. This change may also cause or aggravate deterioration of the facet joints that allow the spine to articulate. These and other degenerative conditions can cause chronic neck pain or low back pain.
Principles of Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a sophisticated means of restoring proper vertical alignment to the spinal column while also correcting nerve impingement caused by a painful herniation or other disc injury. Our Harrisburg chiropractor, Dr. Albert Scocik, uses a special computer-controlled motorized table to deliver a distraction force to the spine. In this painless, safe, FDA-approved technique, the patient lies comfortably on the table as tiny, precise yet effective amounts of distraction are applied. This creates negative pressure within the spinal column that literally vacuums the bulging or herniated disc back into their normal alignment and away from sensitive nerve roots. Even though many patients begin to experience pain relief almost immediately, a full course of 10 to 12 spinal decompression treatments gives the disc the time they need to heal properly for long-term results. Harrisburg patients with chronic degenerative spinal conditions can even schedule periodic spinal decompression courses to help manage their neck or low back pain.
We encourage anyone in Harrisburg, Hershey, Progress, Colonial Park, Lower Paxton, and Grantville, PA who suffers from back, neck or limb pain to schedule a consultation at our office and call (717) 540-8448. We can determine whether spinal decompression makes sense for you.
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