What is compressing your spine?
To begin with, the downward force of gravity causes an ever-present compression of the spine. Compression of the spine causes a whole host of spine-related problems including back pain, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, fractured vertebrae and other painful conditions. And while we can hardly suspend the force of gravity unless we become fully aquatic or move to space, there are other things we can do to battle the compressive forces which seek to cause harm to our spine.
What to do about compression
The downward force of gravity is made worse when we adopt poor lifestyle habits such as consistently poor posture and forward head posture. These factors add more burden onto the intervertebral discs and slowly changes the curvature of our spines over time. Decompression therapy seeks to undo the damage of compression through natural modalities. At our office in Hackensack, we focus on spinal elongation as a primary means of reversing the negative effects of decompression. Techniques such as manual or instrument-assisted traction, allow us to stretch the spine gently, creating a therapeutic decompression effect in which the interveretbral discs are given a chance to breathe and rehabilitate.
Decompression therapy for back pain in Hackensack
Decompression opens up space between the vertebrae, allowing for the retraction of bulging disc material as well as the rehydration of intervertebral discs. If you are interested in decompression therapy as a means of overcoming your back pain, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today.