Spinal Decompression Therapy
Dr. Messerschmidt has worked with many patients in Juneau, AK who are enduring back pain, neck pain, sciatica, or other health conditions. One of the procedures we utilize in our clinic is spinal decompression therapy. Spinal decompression can take pressure off your spinal discs after a disc herniation, allowing pinched nerves to heal naturally.
Spinal decompression allows your back to recover by restoring the healthy functioning of the vertebral discs in your spine, enabling them to return to their normal, healthy condition.
How does non-surgical spinal decompression help your spinal column recover?
Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by resilient, fibrous, flexible discs. The discs enable your spine to flex, bend, and twist and also work as shock absorption between the spinal vertebrae.
If your lower back is injured or if you have persistent symptoms, specific portions of your spine can become immobile, limited, and restricted. This rigidity of the spine results in a large amount of pressure on the padded disks that cushion the spine.
This restriction and pressure can result in strain or an inflammatory reaction of the spinal nerves that pass from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. If these nerves become inflamed or pinched, it can cause pain in the back, sciatica, or even numbness and tingling in your hip and leg.
The key is to rebuild the healthy function of your discs and restore overall flexibility and mobility in your spine, and that's what spinal decompression therapy does. It works by stretching your spine and eliminating the stress on your discs.
The treatment is extremely safe and Dr. Messerschmidt will make certain that you’re comfortable during the procedure.
We find that most patients experience considerable relief after just a few treatments. We’ll know very soon after starting treatment if the method will work for you.
If you would like to get out of pain, give Dr. Messerschmidt a call now. We’re conveniently located in Juneau, AK, and our phone number is (907) 789-1344.