An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Spinal Decompression is an advanced chiropractic technique to treat common disc injuries. Lancaster County chiropractic specializes in spinal decompression techniques also know as flexion distraction right here in Lancaster, PA. Spinal Decompression therapies and treatments for spinal cord compression, slipped discs, bulging discs, herniated disc, and lumbar plexus. This drug free treatment is the golden standard for conservative treatment for common low back, sciatic injuries.
This gentle modality treats a bulging or herniated disc, slipped discs, herniated discs, and usually without excessive pain or force. This treatment is a passive treatment that should only be administered by a specially trained chiropractic physician.
You may ask how is spinal decompression done? What is involved? Spinal decompression is exactly what it sounds like decompressing the spine and discs. After a thorough orthopedic and neurological evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy. We use a special set of tools and equipment to apply a decompressive force for the spine and discs. The patient lays face down on a decompression table and a gentle axial force is applied parallel to the spine. This force "stretches" the specific area allowing pressure to be removed off the nerve root or pinched nerve. Spinal decompression reduces disc pain and symptoms with out the need for expensive and dangerous Drugs or surgery.
Spinal Decompression in conjunction with a specific rehabilitation regiment has been proven to be as effective or more effective than most drugs or surgeries on the market today. Because we are healing the disc naturally and effectively targeting the reasons the disc was damaged in the first place the sustained long term effects are much greater than covering up disc pain with a drug or removing integral parts of the spine.
If you have any questions about spinal decompression please feel free to contact me Dr. Andrew R. Kettering with Lancaster County Chiropractic. I personally will answer any questions in our free consultation.
Call 717-509-6166 for more information