Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression at Apex Wellness Chiropractic
Numbness, tingling, pain in the arms or legs, and other symptoms are all classic signs of spinal nerve compression. In many cases, this compression is the result of your vertebral discs pushing against the major nerve roots that connect directly to the spinal cord. Contrary to what you might assume, however, you don't have to let yourself be "opened up" for major, invasive back or neck surgery to relieve this problem. Here at Apex Wellness Chiropractic in Glendale, CA, Dr. Teni Minaeian can treat your symptoms using non-surgical spinal decompression therapy.
When Spinal Changes Affect Nerve Function
Your spinal column is a complex structure in which bones, discs, and nerve tissue must interact smoothly and precisely to permit optimal health, comfort, and function. Your vertebrae are articulated by joints, with the space between vertebrae maintained by fluid-filled, shock-absorbing discs of cartilage. Within the bony spinal canal sits the spinal cord, the conduit for all nerve communication between brain and body. Nerve roots extend from the spinal cord through small spaces between bones, branching out into all the nerves that serve the body. Even a small misalignment in this structure can put pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord. When that happens, your arms, legs, or other areas may experience pain, loss of function, tingling, and/or loss of sensation.
While a traumatic accident can dislodge spinal structures and create nerve compression, degenerative disc disease is a more common cause. In this age-related syndrome, discs lose their inner hydration and flatten out. This not only causes strain and discomfort for the vertebral joints, but it can also allow the discs to bulge up against nerve tissue. If a bulging disc herniates, it may leak inflammatory fluid onto the nerve tissue, intensifying your pain.
Non-Invasive Relief from Our Chiropractor in Glendale, CA
The days when doctors could treat spinal nerve compression only through surgery are over! Many cases of spinal nerve compression can be successfully treated through spinal decompression therapy instead even after a failed surgery. Spinal decompression therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back pain and leg pain, or neck pain and arm pain. Dr. Teni Minaeian in Glendale, CA, uses a special motorized treatment table with straps to immobilize the body. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.
Schedule Safe, Effective Treatment for Your Spinal Issues
Ready to stop "feeling the pinch" of spinal nerve impingement? Call Apex Wellness Chiropractic today at (818) 275-4325 to schedule an initial evaluation. You may discover that spinal decompression therapy offers the ideal solution for your distress!