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Tingling hands, numb feet, weakened arm or leg muscles, neck or back pain -- these and other symptoms can slam the brakes on your quality of life, severely limiting your activities and making each day an agonizing struggle. Traditional medical approaches include major surgery to remove parts of your spinal anatomy and make other permanent alterations that may or may not provide lasting relief.
Here at Fraum Chiropractic Life Center, we urge patients suffering from spinal and neurological problems to seek conservative care first. That's one reason we're proud to offer non-surgical spinal decompression therapy to the Hilton Head Island area.
The spinal column is an elegant, complex structure in which vertebrae, vertebral discs and facet joints are positioned alongside the spinal cord and its major nerve roots, which relay all the sensory and motor signals between the brain and the rest of the body.
The downside of this arrangement is the fact that a misalignment in these spinal structures can easily put pressure on the adjacent nerve tissues. Bulging discs flattened out by age/dehydration and herniated discs (whose torn casings allow the gelatinous inner material to extrude) are common examples.
These disc problems cause both local and referred pain. Flattened discs can strain the small facet joints that articulate the spinal column, while a herniation can cause significant pain in the back or neck. Impingement of nerve roots in the cervical spine may cause cervical radiculopathy, in which the upper extremities experience pain, tingling, weakness or loss of sensation. Sciatica causes similar agonies in the lower extremities due to impingement of the sciatic nerve. The errant disc may also put the squeeze on the spinal cord itself, a problem known as spinal stenosis.
Spinal decompression therapy is a painless, non-invasive method for addressing these problems naturally, with no need for damaging surgery, painful and lengthy recovery or permanent changes to your spine. It works on the principle of flexion-distraction force. Tiny amounts of such force are employed to pull the afflicted area outward, causing negative pressure to form between vertebrae. This draws bulging or herniated discs back toward their regular position in the center of the spinal column -- and away from those sensitive nerves. This effect also infuses bulging discs with fluids, restoring normal spinal height and relieving facet joint stress.
Spinal decompression therapy is safe, effective, painless and easy -- all you have to do is lie comfortably on our state-of-the-art decompression table. This sophisticated, computer-driven apparatus is pre-programmed with multiple setting to ensure that you receive the right degree of decompression and disc rehydration. Repeated sessions are combined with corrective exercises that strengthen and reinforce the "new normal" for your spinal column.
Don't suffer needlessly from pain and other symptoms. Call Fraum Chiropractic Life Center at 843-681-7777 so our chiropractic team can determine whether spinal decompression makes sense for you!