Spinal compression is a natural result of being on earth
It's called gravity! The force that, for better or worse, keeps us rooted to the ground and is ever pressing us downward. And while the best thing for your spine would be to float around in space, gravity-free, the next best thing is spinal decompression. Here are some of the postures that put your spine under the most pressure:
- Forward-head posture
When left untreated, these configurations of the spine become even more exaggerated and will also contribute to narrowing of the spinal canal. At OFW Chiropractic, we know the way to deal with compressive forces: provide the spine with the decompression therapy. The question is: how do we go about achieving that?
Spinal elongation is therapeutic
Any of the above postures come with their fair share of side effects including herniated discs, pinched nerves and degenerative disc disease. In order to remove you from this cycle of compression and pain, we want to elongate your spine. We do this with the objectives of relieving compression and opening up space between the vertebrae to allow healing to occur. In order to do this, we utilize a number of modalities including:
- Manual traction
- Mechanical (table-assisted) traction
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Focus on the muscles that contribute to an upright spine
Spinal elongation is decompression
Don't leave your spine at the mercy of compression. If your posture, your lifestyle, your job or any other corrosive force has left you reeling from the pain and associated side effects of excessive compression, give our office a call to start the conversation regarding how decompression modalities could work for you.