Dr. Covington has helped many, many patients in Yakima, WA who are suffering from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other musculoskeletal problems. One of the techniques we utilize in our office to help our patients is spinal decompression treatments.
Non-surgical spinal decompression helps your back to recover by restoring the natural function of the discs in your spinal column, helping them to return to their normal, healthy state.
How does spinal decompression help your spine heal?
Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by tough, fibrous, flexible discs. The discs enable your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also act as shock absorption between the vertebrae.
If your lower back is injured or if you have persistent pain, specific areas of your spine can become immobile, tight, and restricted. This stiffness of the spinal column results in tremendous pressure on the padded disks that support the spine.
This restriction and stress can result in pressure or swelling of the vertebral nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these nerves become irritated or pinched, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and prickling in your hip and legs.
The answer is to regain the normal function of your discs and increase overall flexibility and mobility in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. Spinal decompression works by stretching your spinal column and decreasing the pressure on your discs.
The procedure is very safe and Dr. Covington will be sure that that you’re comfortable during the treatment.
We find that most people experience impressive relief after just a few treatments. We’ll know very quickly after starting treatment if the procedure will work for you.
If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Covington a call today. We’re conveniently located in Yakima, WA, and our phone number is (509) 895-7535.