We often see patients who suffer with low back and neck pain. In some cases, these problems are associated with tight muscles, poor posture and misalignment of the vertebrae. Many times, pain in the low back and neck are due to the Intervertebral Disc (IVD). Our spine is made up of 24 movable vertebrae, and in between the vertrebrae are IVD’s. The disc act as shock absorbers and a cushion for the everyday activities our body undergoes. Common disc symptoms may include: neck and low back pain, pain that radiates down into the legs and/or arms, increased pain into those areas when coughing and sneezing, and numbness and tingling.
A safe way to treat disc issues, which include bulging, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis, is Spinal Decompression. As we age, our disc loses height and fluid and can eventually lead to pressure being put on the spinal cord and associated nerves. Spinal decompression acts as a vacuum to the disc and takes pressure off the spinal cord and decreasing and/or eliminating symptoms.