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If you have spinal disc problems because of a sports injury or car accident, or problems stemming from prolonged movement done at work or even from prolonged hours of sitting that forces fluid out of the discs resulting in degeneration, spinal decompression therapy may be just what our chiropractor ordered!

When it comes to treating lower back pain and neck pain, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can be effective at relieving your pain and helping to promote an optimal healing environment if you have problems with your spinal discs (the gel-like cushions located between the bones of your spine).

This form of spinal decompression therapy helps relieve back pain and leg pain by gently stretching the spine, whether with a traction table or another motorized device. Spinal decompression changes the force and position of the spine through a reduction of pressure to take pressure off of your discs, for those with degenerative disc disease, or bulging or herniated discs. This is done by helping the discs to retract and thereby removing the pressure on the nerves and other spinal structures. The result? Restoring proper movement of fluids through increased blood flow and sending oxygen into the discs to facilitate faster cellular healing. This is important because typically discs have a poor blood supply.

Whether you have sciatic pain down the leg, worn, damaged or diseased spinal nerve roots, facet (joint) syndrome, or headaches, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can help.

Spinal decompression is not for those patients who have the following:

-You have had previous surgeries that involve screws, metal plates, or cages
-If you have unstable spondylolisthesis (where one of the vertebrae slips out of place into the bone below it)
-If you have a recent spinal compression fracture
-If you have severe nerve damage
-If you have severe osteoporosis
-If you are severely obesity
-You are pregnant
-If you have cancer

Are you suffering from relentless back or neck pain and are wanting to feel better, or if you have any questions about your pain, we encourage you to call our caring team at Kennedy Avenue Chiropractic today at 219-803-6651 for more information. Whether you need help with pain in the upper, middle, and lower back or across your entire back, we have the experience and therapies to help. We are happy to schedule your consultation with our chiropractors in Hammond, Indiana to help you find the pain relief you are looking for!