Spinal elongation provides for decompression
And for the myriad people suffering back pain due to compressive forces, they know that you can't put a price on how good decompression feels. Every single day, our spines undergo a variety of movements, some of which cause compression to the vertebrae. Spinal configurations such as forward head posture, hyperlordosis and scoliosis wreak havoc with the spine and leave it even more vulnerable to those same compressive forces. Left alone for long enough, the poor spinal curvature becomes even more pronounced, spinal discs narrow and discs degenerate. How do we stop this compressive force train from rolling? Spinal elongation is a start.
Spinal elongation works by providing your spine with the exact opposite effect
Namely: decompression. Through techniques including:
- Manual and mechanical traction
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Attention to the muscles which contribute to elongation of the spine,
we reduce the impact of compressive forces on the spine and open up the space in between the vertebrae to allow for the rehydration of discs. This is particularly effective for treating conditions like herniated discs, in which disc material has bulged out of position. By giving the spine a reprieve from compression even for a matter of minutes, we create a negative vaccuum which allows for the retraction of bulging disc material.
The decompression provided by spinal elongation is therapeutic
And it's time you stopped denying yourself this life-changing treatment. If your spine is at the mercy of compressive forces, give our office in Dunedin a call to schedule an appointment today. The modalities we use to encourage spinal elongation and decompression are natural and effective.