Do you hurt when you get out of bed? Maybe you are compressed.
Spinal compression can cause many symptoms including bulging or herniated discs, pinched nerves and pain to name a few. If you have aches and pains getting out of bed it may be time to ask yourself… Are you compressed?
Poor posture, certain degenerative diseases such as arthritis and injury can lead to compression. Some people may not notice any symptoms at first but compression can have a domino effect and can ultimately become debilitating. Compression happens when vertebrae lose the space they should naturally have between them. This, in turn, puts extra pressure on the discs in between the vertabrae. These discs can then bulge or herniate and can pinch nerves. These nerves run through your entire body so pain in your legs may originate from your back. Sciatica is a well known example of this.
Spinal decompression has been utilized for years to help people get relief from pain and other symptoms. Legacy Clinic is able to decompress both the lumbar (lower back) and cervical (neck, upper back) through the use of specialized tables and machines. These tables gently pull the hips downward or the neck upward putting motion in the vertebrae. Once the desired amount of resistance is reached, the pull will remain at that amount for a set amount of time before being released to half the amount. Over time, this can help to regain the natural spacing your body needs and can take the pressure off of the discs in between allowing them to heal on their own. Unlike inversion tables, the decompression tables are gentle enough not to cause muscle spasms and the pull can be increased as needed.
Legacy Clinic has been helping their patients live healthier and relive pain for years. With a host of different treatment options from chiropractic to acupuncture to massage, it is almost assured that they can help you no matter your needs. Contact them today.